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“To attach oneself to a guru, an avatar, one religion, one creed, is to see the stars only. To put one’s faith in the Infinite Being and in its presence within the heart, is to see the vast empty sky itself. The stars will come and go, will disintegrate and vanish, but the sky remains.” Β ~Β Paul Brunton

Are you following certain stars and missing out on the vastness of the sky?

I think its human nature to get attached to some “thing” that we believe will show us the way, make things better, or fix us. And so we seek out the answer to our problem.

When we open up to the Source, Infinite Being or Divine within us, and the sky beyond the stars, problems dissolve and we become a part of it all.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

44 comments on “Seeing Stars

  1. Perfect. Thanks Val. πŸ™‚

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  2. This certainly speaks to me – a lapsed Catholic

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  3. wonderful words to reflect on, Val…

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  4. Great message, Val.

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  5. Love the quote and your insight.

    I think its human nature to get attached to some β€œthing” that we believe will show us the way, make things better, or fix us. And so we seek out the answer to our problem.

    For me and my life, an extremely abusive childhood with physical and mental violence, a guy with complex PTSD, trying to fix me is not a choice but a necessity.

    Seeing the whole sky seems so far away from the trauma that caused my brain to wire differently

    I strive to have happy periods between me battling ptsd

    Periods where suffering curtails and I am present are my goals.

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  6. ❀ this, Val!

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  7. ‘to see the vast empty sky’

    Thank you Val ❀️

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  8. I love becoming more aware of what I don’t know and it sure lets me see more. I’m intrigued by it all.

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  9. I must have been on here blogging for too long Val, time for another adventure. I can’t comment on quite a few blogs now as all my comments go ‘poof’ into the ether’s. Spirit must want me to climb something else…maybe I’m in trouble because I didn’t do the book I was supposed to πŸ˜‚
    I’m being sent to the back of the classroom 🀣

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  10. So very true! Thank you, Val. ❀

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  11. I need to draft behind that!

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  12. Wonderful reflection.

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  13. Great advice, Val! 🧑

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  14. I can relate to the transition from religion to spirituality – how that becomes a whole new journey though the Infinite in itself.

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  15. So beautifully framed and so infinitely inviting.

    Thank you for sharing this Val. I am breathing deeply in its truth and all I do not yet know of its wisdom.

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  16. Well said Val, Open Minded Always πŸ˜€ to an open Source of Love.. ❀

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  17. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.”


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  18. A beautiful post, Val.

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  19. Love the quote! πŸ™

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