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"double realm"

I have been thinking about the "double realm" since I heard Tami Simon (Sounds True) interview Brother David Steindl-Rast a few weeks ago on this topic. Brother David is founder of the Gratefulness.org website and just had his 90th birthday.

He thanks Echart Tolle for this phrase "the double realm" in the sense that it was the latter's teaching on "the Power of Now" that introduced Brother David to the possibility of experiencing the double realm: i.e., when we practice being in the power of "now" it removes us for those few seconds or that time from the daily time-bound and focused pre-occupation and opens within us a sense of the eternal. At moments, we are aware of both at once, and this is "living in the double realm."

I know this place. I experience it frequently, the moreso as I advance in age, and sometimes unexpectedly. It is spacious and expanding, and relieves immediate concerns.

I recommend it as a healing and grounding practice for our pressured and crowded days. For the interview itself, search for "Tami Simon's interview of Brother David Steindl Rast on his 90th birthday."

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04.01 | 14:04

Thanks, Andie...that's it exactly ! So glad you experienced it!

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04.01 | 13:36

'Whatever you need
and wherever you go next -
will come to you'
My holiday experience.
Grateful!

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28.12 | 10:12

Hi Brenda,
I've just finished reading The Choice - got it from the public library. What an amazing story and an unbeatable spirit. I'll check out youtube now

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24.04 | 21:27

Hi Brenda,
I did some writing this last week.
Finally!
Here is it. :)

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