Andrew Hewson and I discussed devotion this month. We opened with a definition of devotion, as distinct from belief. Devotion as a surrender, a non-doing allowing that sprouts naturally.
Topics included: Breaking open the heart, before and after awakening. Personal and impersonal. The importance of healing in this process. The progressive opening to the Divine. Cautions. The awakening of faith. Suffering and happiness. Follow the bliss. Teacher relationship issues. Taking shelter. Support of the sages. Non-dual devotion. Devotional relationship.
Prior conversations with Andrew