BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Spiritual awakening is spread by overflow. We cannot force another into higher consciousness. We are all like flower buds – we must open and bloom at our own rate, catalyzed by the warmth of the sun. The best way to support another person in their growth is to love them. They will feel so free and easy in our presence that their blocks to growth will just melt away.

No amount of preaching, teaching, or pressuring will speed up their evolution, and it may even retard it. We may share, offer ideas, and invite if we feel to do so, yet this reaching out must be offered lightly, with an open hand, so that our friend feels completely free to accept our invitation or decline it. That’s the way sharing God has got to be. God must be chosen.”

Alan Cohen, in “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

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