The secret to living a spiritual human life is seeing through heart centered eyes and realizing we are all part of a loving plan in action wherein each of us has a part to play ~ if we will but listen and respond to the call of our soul. It was Teilhard de Chardin who knew we were all spiritual beings and that the portal to the soul was love ~ and that love alone was capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves. My contribution to this universal truth, at the age of 82, is in demonstrating, through my life and work, that this energy field of love and soul consciousness lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears: Allen L Roland, PhD
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." : Albert Einstein - (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
6. Surrender I’m letting go and trusting that there is joy beneath my sadness ~ what is this excitement I’m feeling beneath this well of grief and it has nothing to do with someone else
The most difficult step of ego transcendence is Surrender and letting go of the ego's need to be in control ~ which is always born from a place of seeming isolation and aloneness.
In the early 1960’s while I was serving as a U.S. Navy all-weather carrier pilot on the USS Ranger on the South China Sea ~ I was launched one stormy dark night in my supersonic interceptor from the forward catapult.
With still much to spiritually do at 82, I am increasingly aware that I am passing on many spiritual truths regarding the human experiences of my life and work ~ and that is a vital part of being in spiritual service from a place of love and soul consciousness. The words of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh come to mind.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your
food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." by: Tecumseh -(1768-1813) Shawnee Chief
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net