Lets first look at devotion. The first component of devotion is
love. Love is primarily self-giving
giving yourself to your beloved through feelings, thoughts, and deeds. So, devotion
involves giving of yourself, loyally and with deep affection.
The second principal component of devotion is humility humbling yourself before your
beloved. Devotion, in the sense of our special technique, is to love and consciously
humble yourself before the beloved: Spirit.
A person practicing this form of devotion strives daily to let go of pride and
arrogance and give of the self. In pride and arrogance we are unable to give love.
We are so engrossed in our own thoughts and attainments that we have no love to spare. Or,
we can be so engrossed in our own frustrations and fears that we have no love to give. In
either case, our attention is concentrated on our personal feelings.
In using this practice of devotion we...