“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ~ Buddha.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ~ Buddha.
1. Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path. Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want. ~ Shams Tabrizi
2. Christ, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu and other great spiritual teachers did not die thousands of years ago. If we resonate with their teachings, then they live with us today, in our hearts and minds and in the holy places where we meet. ~ Paul Ferrini
3. No matter how enlightened I may think I am there is no escape from problems while seeming to be here (in a world of separation and death). But I can step back from identifying with the one who seems to have problems. That one is not me. I am the witness who rests in peace without judging, giving meaning, or being affected by any of it.
4. Q: If I am free, why am I in a body?
M: You are not in the body, the body is in you! The mind is in you. They happen to you. They are there because you find them interesting.
Your very nature has the infinite capacity to enjoy. It is full of zest and affection. It sheds its radiance on all that comes within its focus of awareness and nothing is excluded. It does not know evil nor ugliness, it hopes, it trusts, it loves.
You people do not know how much you miss by not knowing your own true self.
You are neither the body nor the mind, neither the fuel nor the fire. They appear and disappear according to their own laws.
1. He said, “How do you benefit from this life?” I said, “By keeping True to myself. ~ Rumi
2. “Love is the soul’s light.” ~ Rumi
3. We cannot escape from suffering and fear without having forgiven God (Creator), ourselves and all the apparent others that we see as unworthy of Love.
4. “Your future will find you if you let go of your past.”
5. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. ~ Jim Morrison
6. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: Follow the calmness, the absence of pride. ~ Buddha
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1. A True Miracle is a shift in perception… From fear to Love
2. “Each person is born with a unique individuality, and each person has a destiny of his or her own. Imitation is crime, it is criminal. If you try to become a Buddha, you may look like Buddha, you may walk like him, you may talk like him, but you will miss. You will miss all that life was ready to deliver to you. Buddha happens only once. It is not in the nature of things to repeat. Existence is so creative that it never repeats anything. You cannot find another human being in the present, in the past, or in the future who is going to resemble you exactly. It has never happened. The human being is not a mechanism like Ford cars on an assembly line. Never imitate anybody.” ~ Osho
3. The person that triggers you the most is just reminding you of what you believe about yourself. Just look at the belief so that it releases. And then thank that person!
4. How easy do we, without taking notice, become our own prisoners by taking ourselves and our projects tooooo seriously !
1. Honestly finally, “our stories are out least interesting things about us” ~ Mooji
2. The Road to Nowhere: There is a road going by, but you don’t know where it is going. You don’t know whether to go right or left, or whether to stay where you are. You don’t know. Sooner or later, out of boredom no doubt, you will make a choice. You will go right or left. And you will get excited thinking that you have made the right decision until you come to difficult terrain, and then you will be convinced that you went the wrong way.
This will happen whether you go right or left. It makes no difference. On the Road to Nowhere, it does not matter which way you go, because the road is circular and eventually returns to the same place. On the Road to Nowhere, the question is not “where are you going?” because you aren’t going anywhere in particular.
The question is “how are you going?.
Are you enjoying the journey?”
Are you going happily or sadly?
Are you going blessing or cursing the people you pass along the way?
On the Road to Nowhere the destination is not so important.
The only thing that is important is your state of consciousness. ~ Everyday Wisdom, Paul Ferrini
3. If you defend yourself you are attacked. By planning for the defense of a self that you are not, you are attacking the Self that you are. And if you feel defensive about anything you have identified with a self that you are not. ~ A Course In Miracles
4. One day the Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake!”
The Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man, “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”
The young man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift.”
The Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself.”
1. We don’t live the Life we deserve, we live the Life we THINK we deserve…
2. There is no reason not to follow your Heart. ~ Steve Jobs
3. “Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If someone is angry with you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. On the other hand, if you control your anger and show its opposite – love, compassion, tolerance and patience – not only will you remain peaceful, but the other person’s anger will also diminish.” ~ Gautama Buddha
4. Unmasking Truth: All judgments, opinions, interpretations disguise the truth. They are all forms of trespass. As long as you are judging someone, you cannot see the truth about that person. What you see is just a mask. Only when you take your own mask off can you see behind the masks others wear. That’s when you see who people really are. That is when you see others as God sees you. ~ Paul Ferrini
5. Much of the disharmony in relationship can be attributed to our belief in objectivity—the notion that we experience other people the way they really are. When we believe in objectivity, we have difficulty seeing that our thoughts, emotions, and sensations paint others in a way that is unique to us. Our views of other people are shaped by our memories, personal histories, cultures, worldviews, and psychological and emotional traits, along with various other influences. We don’t see others the way they are. We see them the way we are. ~ Scott Kiloby
“But this other mother – consciousness, if you know that she is your original mother – she will take care of you and give you peace and happiness and deathlessness also. This mother we do not recognize, and we get into trouble.”
“When you love, you love all being. When you eat, everybody is eating off your plate, even the beings who have died and the ones who are yet to be. When you see, all the eyes collected together are seeing thru this retina.” Poonja
4. To Forgive is to Undo: To forgive is not to do, but to undo. To undo a judgment, say to yourself:
“The judgment I made is untrue. It was made in ignorance. It says more about me than it does about you. But it is not even true about me.
This judgment is a reflection of my fear. I would rather face my fear directly than to judge you or myself.” ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini
1. “The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.” ~ Muhammad Iqbal
2. “It’s one of the great lessons of life. When someone does something to you and out of you comes anything other than love, it’s because that’s what you’ve allowed to be inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer
3. Rather than take a break from your worries, ask yourself why you were carrying them from the start.
4. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ~ Buddha
1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha
2. What do you value? What is important to you? Where do you look to find your happiness? Simply take an honest look at what you do with your spare time and energy. (Think about what you are thinking about) That is what is important to you. That is where you look to find happiness. What you do attests to what you believe. Actions speak louder than words. What is important to you? Is what you do in alignment with what you say?
3. Ever look around at all the stuff you have and feel empty? Go to shows that used to thrill you and feel flat? Throw party or go to parties and end up feeling blue? Hook up with the hot guy or girl and feel meh? Good! That is our Soul/Spirit calling us IN deeper… to the Truth of our ever-expanding, never-boring, ecstatic Self. We can have all the pretty toys and tricks, pony shows and kicks our little egoic mind desires and it will never quench the thirst of the Soul’s longing to remember itself. Often, in this culture, we run to a doctor, a catalog, or another stimulant looking for that next high or low when each of us carry a whole natural pharmacy of healing remedies inside. When we stop chasing the external, sit still and quiet long enough, and are sincere enough in our desire… eventually, we will hear the voice of our own broken heart calling us back home again to our original Self, the Self that needs nothing outside to feel happy, grateful or alive. Sit. Weep. Pray ♥ You, of all people, deserve your own pure and holy/Wholly Love
4. “Children perceive terrifying ghosts and monsters and dragons, and they are terrified. but if they ask someone they trust for the REAL meaning of what they perceive, and are willing to LET THEIR INTERPRETATIONS GO in favor of Reality, their fear goes with them. When a child is helped to translate his “ghost” into a curtain, his “monster” into a shadow, and his “dragon” into a dream, he is no longer afraid, and laughs happily at his own fear. You, my children, are afraid of your Brothers, and of your Father, and of yourselves. But you are merely deceived in them.
Ask what they are of the Teacher of Reality, and hearing His answer, you too will laugh at your fears and replace them with Peace. For fear lies not in Reality, but in the minds of children who do not understand reality. It is only their lack of understanding that frightens them, and when they learn to perceive truly they are not afraid.” ~ Foundation for Inner Peace…
1. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can. And no one may. We ourselves must walk the Path. ~ Buddha
2. Nobody is responsible for your own sadness except for you. Nobody is responsible for your fear except you. You are the only person responsible for any and all of your emotions… positive, negative, and everything in between….
Taking 100% responsibility for my emotional journey means being willing NOT to shift shame, blame and guilt onto the world I see… and OWN my own emotions that are coming UP for me in the moment… IF I blame it on circumstances, or on what YOU are doing, I will MISS the opportunity to HEAL MY false beliefs… Why would I be upset for someone pushing my buttons when they are MY BUTTONS…
3. The Wild Woman is only intimidating to those who are not yet free. She’s our mirror of all that we are, or all that we have to become. She is the living invitation!
4. “Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be.” -Eckhart Tolle