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Relating With the Divine

December 4, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel

Deborah PohorskiDuring the week which saw the launch of the Charter for Compassion, Satsang talks focused on personal experiences of compassion. In this video, Yasodhara Ashram resident, Deborah Pohorski speaks about relationships and cultivating our relationship with the Divine. She emphasizes “valuing everything we receive as a direct connection with that Divine part of ourselves” and that “being a good friend to whatever the Divine is to us means making the effort to relate.”

In Swami Radha’s book Kundalini Yoga for the West, she shares the following reflection on friendship:

What is a true friend? What would be the characteristics of a person whom a seeker can call “my best friend”? As a starting point, one can ask what were the characteristics of your best friend up to this point?

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  1. Thank you Deborah for reminding me that I really do want to make the effort to relate even when it is difficult and I wish it wasn’t so challenging. It IS worth it! My relationships are worth it! I’m worth it!

    Comment by Palma — December 5, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  2. Okay, that was an answer to my prayers. I have been seeking guidance regarding my friendships for a few days and relating to them as the divine is a beautiful solution. om om fava

    Comment by fava — December 6, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

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