Posts by Annette Diamantopoulos

i am: falling into grace

“perception leads to knowledge through the grace that God has given … to be His gift to everyone who turns to Him for truth.” ~ a course in miracles this week i am gratefully attending a retreat with non-duality teacher, rupert spira. i was first introduced to his work during finders course, a progressive six-month…

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to hold or not to hold? let go and be unstoppable

most of our suffering is caused by our inability to notice that we are lost as we swing from thought to thought and are caught in the conviction that ‘what’ we believe is true.  there’s a story used when teaching mindfulness about the way monkeys are trapped in southeast asia: a coconut is cut in…

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all hands on deck! we’re all called to serve!

attention all human beings! we’re all called to serve! the request arrives from a higher power and is to be commanded by brave minds – through courageous hearts … a kinship worked with skillful hands!  it comes in the form of desire – assignment and purpose – a message for the world: ‘when we connect,…

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the shore called ‘father’

it’s hard. it hurts. it’s resistant. i sink. i swallow water. and, sometimes it feels like i am drowning. but, i can deal with that. i know i can swim. i remember who i really am. ~ walking on water when i was four my dad taught me how to swim. here’s the thing of it: he came…

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here is the sign you’ve been looking for: the habits of happy, awakened people

zen buddhist teacher, baker roshi, once said, “enlightenment is an accident. meditation makes us accident prone.” at the baseline, we train the muscle of attention so we can be present prone – be available to recognize those glimpses of enlightenment that we can never claim to ever really know.  because, it’s never what we think it’s gonna’ be — there’s…

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i saw the light: waking up to life’s work

“as you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~rumi one day, suddenly and without warning, i realized something wasn’t as it appeared – everything that i thought was true and everything that i had searched for, was here all along. and, once i began to view my life through this comprehensive window – to live it with…

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pay as you wish! be the person you wish to be

“for it’s in the giving that we receive.” saint francis of assisi when i was way too young i attended a program called smoke enders. it was 1978 and i was, i recall, the youngest person there – a testament to my parent’s love and also to some internal longing to take a deep breath…

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take a chance on us!

“darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. hatred darkens life; love illuminates it …” martin luther king, jr.today, as a nation, we celebrate the life and spirit of martin luther…

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