Deep Cover and Spiritual Practice

Fellow Germantown Friends alum Henry Bean co-wrote and co- produced a riveting film noir “Deep Cover.” Released in 1992, it remains one of my favorite thrillers. Laurence Fishburn’s character poses as a drug dealer in order to fulfill an inner mission. Will the dark world into which he must descend seduce him? Will be become the sociopath he pretends to be?This is a moral question we all face as we navigate earthly life. How to be in the world and deal with a world which seems to value power, control and money far more than basic human decency, and yet retain hope, kindness, compassion and happiness? How to avoid fear in challenges, arrogance in success, or  disheartenment by encounters with the conscienceless?

c Kanta Bosniak

c Kanta Bosniak

For me, it’s spiritual practices. Daily meditation and prayer, dance and singing, weekly guided meditation, and frequent walks in nature. Some of the state-shifting activities I mentioned in my book “Abundance Triggers.” The more I’m tempted to slack off, the more I know I need it and the more I appreciate the difference when I get my bliss back.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”- Romans 12:12

“Perform all your actions with your mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality creates equanimity.” -The Bhagavad Gita

images: “Deep Cover” promo 1992
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