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3rd Technique ó
Devotion

This practice is probably the most beautiful, especially if you have a religious nature. But even if you donít, there is something wondrous to be gained. This great technique is called devotion to the spirit in all. It is extremely important to understand the two vital aspects of this term:

  • Devotion itself, and
  • Spirit

Letís first look at devotion. The first component of devotion is love. Love is primarily self-giving ó giving yourself to your beloved through feelings, thoughts, and deeds. So, devotion involves giving of yourself, loyally and with deep affection.

The second principal component of devotion is humility ó humbling yourself before your beloved. Devotion, in the sense of our special technique, is to love and consciously humble yourself before the beloved: Spirit.

A person practicing this form of devotion strives daily to let go of pride and arrogance ó and give of the self. In pride and arrogance we are unable to give love. We are so engrossed in our own thoughts and attainments that we have no love to spare. Or, we can be so engrossed in our own frustrations and fears that we have no love to give. In either case, our attention is concentrated on our personal feelings.

Put Arrogance Aside 
 

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