Doron S. Antrim: Activist/Change Agent, “Retired” Businessman & Entrepreneur,
Lifelong Seeker of Spiritual Truth, Philosopher, Engineer, Musician
Doron’s Ongoing Practices
My Three Legged Stool
The image of a three legged stool as the foundation for my life came to me while I was meditating in the late ‘90s, and has been a valuable tool in my spiritual development ever since. I use it frequently to focus my practice, particularly when life presents difficult challenges. I ask myself, Are you living from the solid foundation of your stool?
Life just flows when I stand on my stool. Accomplishments come smoothly. Relationships work. I feel no fear or stress. I feel capable of handling anything that I might encounter in the future (including pain and death). I have much joy and happiness. But to be an effective foundation for living, each leg of the stool must be strong.
Leg #1: Living in the Moment. Am I focused on the here and now, or am I letting thoughts about the past or future dominate my mind? When I am writing or developing a long-
Leg #2: Living for Others. Are my thoughts and activities directed to serving me or to serving others, to serving all living things and, thereby, serving the Divine? Am I being selfish, self-
Leg #3: Living with Faith in the Divine Life Force. Do I know that my needs will be met, that the Lord will provide; that I will be guided on the path of righteousness; that I will live with God’s love, and goodness, and mercy all the days of my life? Do I know that when I am one with God, that I have nothing to fear? This faith gives me the strength to live in the moment and to focus more on serving others than myself.
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