"The most exquisite paradox...as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible" Ram Dass
We always know which is the best road to follow but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to
Destiny shows us the path. It's up to us to take it
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves
"If you want to be a writer, all you have to do is sit on the street corner and listen" Harold Pinter
"I want to do a certain thing in the world, and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration"
"Each of us comes here on assignment and as we pull this understanding into consciousness we can remember a fuller birth vision of what we want to accomplish with our lives"
The Celestine Prophecy
Unless the heart breaks, we will never know anything about love. As long as our objective universe doesn't collapse, we'll never know anything about the world
Keep asking questions and let situations, circumstances and happenings be the answer
Let the universe handle the details. Don't sweat the small stuff
We're all just walking each other home
Kindly upgrade your concept of your destination
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow only one path. Listen to your own truth.
Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!
LIFE: an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken
We're being trained through our incarnations, trained to seek to become pure love, trained to remember our true nature as light that knows itself as eternal light, trained to see the grace in any suffering that may occur
Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness
Truth is a pathless land
Ask and it will be given. Seek and you shall be found. Knock and the door will be opened for you
Love is not actually about giving it or receiving it, rather it is about BEING or BECOMING love, seeing the beloved all around you. Be a light unto yourself...
Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary. If you get the inner world right, the outer world falls into place
You've got to ring the bell
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.
In the universe, there is an unmeasurable and indescribable force, which those who live of the source call intention...and that absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.
Sorcerers are not only concerned with understanding and explaining that connecting link but they are especially concerned with cleansing it of the numbing effects brought about by all the concerns of living at ordinary levels of consciousness.
Ask and it will be given. Seek and you shall find (be found). Knock and it will be opened for you.
Within your heart is a lotus, and within this lotus there is a diamond. This diamond is the source of creation. And in all creation, there is only one lotus.
TAO TE CHING (translation by Stephen Mitchell)
Can you coax your mind from the wandering
Can you keep to the original oneness
Can you let your body become supple as a newborn child
Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light
Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will
Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course
Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things
Giving birth and nourishing
Having without possessing
Acting with no expectations
Leading and not trying to control
This is the supreme virtue
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That's how important you are!
When you live in surrender, something comes through you into the world of duality that is not of this world.
To be conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey.
Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
Is suffering really necessary? Yes and No. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.
Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.
The secret of life is to "die before you die" and find out that there is no death.
The new consciousness is gaining a foothold on the planet.
Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life...and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against it.
Reincarnation doesn't help you if in your next incarnation you still don't know who you are.
Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right the outside will fall into place.
Find the light inside and share this light with the world.
Our actions, not our doctrines, count in the world.
The light is too painful for someone who wants to remain in darkness.
Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your life.
Our modern ecological crisis appears as a crisis of spirit, failing to see the miracle in which we live. Our destruction of the Earth follows hoarding over sharing, private ego over common sense, dominance over humility, and addictive consumption over simple pleasures. Human civilization looked for paradise in all the wrong places, in power, wealth, in myriad heavens. We have failed to worship, to ascribe worth to the one thing that sustains us: the living Earth. A new reformation in religion and spirituality will recognize the inherent value of the Earth itself, Life itself, other beings for their own sake, not for private glory.
PAULO COELHO (Veronica Decides To Die)
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
BHAGAVAD GITA (in this spiritual text non-attachment to the fruit of your actions is called Karma Yoga: the path of "consecrated action')
So do not be concerned with the fruit of your action- just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice.
The value of that which we present to the great reality at the hour of our death is not the state of our bank balance but the state of our soul.
To want to look, to know, to learn about the objective of life is not a question of philosophical theories or religious dogmas, it is something that is born and springs forth from the most profound depths of ourselves and that opens slowly with the experience of life in this material world.
Sometimes we have to get lost to find ourselves.
I have everything I want but nothing I need.
Your story is your jewel.
Ask questions out loud without trying to find the answers.
Just keep asking questions and let situations, circumstances, events be the answer.
Accepting what is going on in the world is not the same as condoning it.
We always know which is the best road to follow but we follow only the road that we have accustomed to.
The only actions that do not cause opposing reactions are those that are aimed at the good of all.
It's not what you do but how you do it that determines whether you fulfil your destiny.
The busiest people in life have enough time to do everything.
Whenever you ask for anything, believe that you have already received it and it will be yours.
Come from fullness, not neediness.
THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF NORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (The Study Society)
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Ask and you shall receive.
I am never upset for the reason I think.
The right words and doing will happen intuitively through alert presence.
When we awaken within the dream, a more benign and wondrous dream arises.
Anything you accept fully will get you there, into peace. That is the miracle of surrender.
Infinite patience produces immediate results.
...This too shall pass...
Predestination and free will are two sides of the same coin.
If you knew who walked beside you at all times on this path that you have chosen you could never experience fear again.
It now looks as if something had gone very wrong somewhere along the lines of evolution. But even this is part of LILA: the divine game. Finally the pressure of suffering created by this apparent dysfunction forces consciousness to disidentification from form and awakens it from the dream of form. It regains self-consciousness but it's at a far deeper level than when it lost it.
Keep it inside. It's more powerful that way.
Dreams. Desires, Intentions. Dreams come and go. Desires reside in the heart.
THE SECRET DOCTRINE - The Synthesis of Science, Religion & Philosophy (H.P. Blavatsky)
All religions were both true in their inner teachings and problematic or imperfect in their eternal manifestations.
When you see the limitations of your outer purpose, you give up your unrealistic expectation that it should make you happy and you make it subservient to your inner purpose.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
A different way of looking causes the observed phenomena to behave differently.
2 MEN BUILD A HOUSE
Two men build a house. One man builds it in the sand, without a foundation, and when the storms and the floods come, the house is swept away. The other digs deep until he reaches the rock, then builds his house, which is not swept away by the floods.
The pain body is an energy field, almost like an entity, that has become temporarily lodged in your inner space. It is like energy that has become trapped, energy that is no longer flowing.
When you are enlightened, there is one relationship you no longer have: the relationship with yourself. Then all other relationships will be love relationships.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Accuse not nature, she has done her part, do thou but thine.