The Detached Heart

Being selfish is exhausting. Being selfless is refreshing. The ego is the source of pain. God is the source of life. God and ego cannot occupy the same thrown in your life.

No matter how grave or slight, all sin is in the will. It is a deliberate choice not to give God everything. Seeing my own weaknesses clearly enables me to acknowledge my own poverty and need for God.

When you forget yourself God remembers you. In emptiness we shall find fullness. The detached heart knows the fullness of peace, joy and freedom, and sees the face of God illuminated in all of creation. To be holy is to be whole.


2 Responses to “The Detached Heart”

  1. 1 squeaky kneeler September 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Gerry, i will never tire of Danny Rubin and Harold Ramos’ “Groundhog Day,” tale of a man of failure upon failure, change upon change, a constant do-over til he gets it right, the simple simple fact that success is in dying to self and living for others. The perfect example of a life examined, i loved when Harold suggested perhaps it took Phil 10,000 years of Groundhog Days to finally do it right. i know that’s the case for me, knucklehead that i am. But i will not give up. i’ll keep trying to live your great message. Thanks, Gerry. just a squeaky kneeler

  2. 2 s0ulspeak September 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    “When you forget yourself God remembers you.” What an amazing insight–especially when we are caught into the stream of our plans, desires, frustrations, etc. God as our Father has His arms open to keep us safe in His peace and security. How can we ever simply humble ourselves and let go??

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