Be Here Now
And suddenly I realized that he knew everything that was going on in my head, all the time, and that he still loved me. Because who we are is behind all that.
A woman once came to Mahatma Gandhi with her little boy. She asked, Mahatma-ji, tell my little boy to stop eating sugar. Come back in three days, said Gandhi. In three days the woman and the little boy returned and Mahatma Gandhi said to the little boy, Stop eating sugar. The woman asked, Why was it necessary for us to return only after three days for you to tell my little boy that? The Mahatma replied: Three days ago I had not stopped eating sugar.
Be here now.
Be here, now!
Cosmic humor, especially about your own predicament, is an important part of your journey.
Early in the journey you wonder how long the journey will take and whether you will make it in this lifetime. Later you will see that where you are going is HERE and you will arrive NOW...so you stop asking.
Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean.
Ephrem the Syrian says, Good speech is silver, but silence is pure gold. Way of a Pilgrim
Grace is at the nexus of love and awareness. There its all open and its all love.
How are we to know that the mind has become concentrated? Because the idea of time will vanish. The more time passes un-noticed the more concentrated we are . . . All time will have the tendency to come and stand in the one present. So the definition is given, when the past and present come and stand in one, the mind is said to be concentrated.Vivekananda
I can do nothing for you but work on myself...you can do nothing for me but work on yourself!
I didnt arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.A. Einstein
I found that the chief difficulty for most people was to realize that they had really heard new things: that is, things that they had never heard before. They kept translating what they heard into their habitual language. They had ceased to hope and believe there might be anything new.Ouspensky
If you listen to your own inner voice, it will tell you where you are now, and which method will work best for you in your evolution towards the light.
If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
Illusions are like mistresses. We can have many of them without tying ourselves down to responsibility. But truth insists on marriage. Once a person embraces truth, he is in its ruthless, but gentle, grasp.Rabazar Tarzs
I think the message is that you dont need to go to anywhere else to find what you are seeking.
It's only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.
Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code.
Oh! Im going to do good things for my child. Balony! Thats all ego. Just work on yourself And: Everytime you work on yourself, you get calmer you hear more you sense more you are more youre more present What are you offering a child? not a set of social roles passing in the night. . . . youre offering a child here and now ness The treasure of consciousness The treasure of awareness.
The cosmic humor is that if you desire to move mountains and you continue to purify yourself, ultimately you will arrive at the place where you are able to move mountains. But in order to arrive at this position of power you will have had to give up being he-who-wanted-to-move-mountains so that you can be he-who-put-the-mountain-there-in-the-first-place. The humor is that finally when you have the power to move the mountain, you are the person who placed it there--so there the mountain stays.
The human mind is like that monkey, incessantly active by its own nature, then it becomes drunk with the wine of desire, thus increasing its turbulence. After desire takes possession comes the sting of the scorpion of jealousy at the success of others, and last of all the demon of pride enters the mind, making it think itself of all importance.
This getting straight not only applies to people but to things as well, such as favorite music, disliked foods, special treats, avoided places, all your toys, etc. Everything must be rerun through your compassion machine.
This love is actually part of you; it is always flowing through you. Its like the subatomic texture of the universe, the dark matter that connects everything. When you tune in to that flow, you will feel it in your own heartnot your physical heart or your emotional heart, but your spiritual heart, the place you point to in your chest when you say, I am.
Those who know do not talk And talkers do not know.Tao Te Ching
To him who has had the experience no explanation is necessary, to him who has not, none is possible.
To reconnect consciousness with the unconscious, to make consciousness symbolical is to reconnect words with silence; to let the silence in. If consciousness is all words and no silence, the unconscious remains unconscious.N.O. Brown
What is important is that you get your house in order at each stage of the journey so that you can proceed. If some day it be given to you to pass into the inner temple, you must leave no enemies behind.de Lubicz For example, if you never got on well with one of your parents and you have left that parent behind on your journey in such a way that the thought of that parent arouses anger or frustration or self-pity or any emotion . . . you are still attached. You are still stuck. And you must get that relationship straight before you can finish your work. And what, specifically, does getting it straight mean? Well, it means re-perceiving that parent, or whoever it may be, with total compassion . . . seeing him as a being of the spirit, just like you, who happens to be your parent . . . and who happens to have this or that characteristic, and who happens to be at a certain stage of his evolutionary journey. You must see that all beings are just beings . . . and that all the wrappings of personality and role and body are the coverings. Your attachments are only to the coverings, and as long as you are attached to someone elses covering you are stuck, and you keep them stuck, in that attachment. Only when you can see the essence, can see God, in each human being do you free yourself and those about you. Its hard work when you have spent years building a fixed model of who someone else is to abandon it, but until that model is superceded by a compassionate model, you are still stuck. In India they say that in order to proceed with ones work one needs ones parents blessings. Even if the parent has died, you must in your heart and mind, re-perceive that relationship until it becomes, like every one of your current relationships, one of light. If the person is still alive you may, when you have proceeded far enough, revisit and bring the relationship into the present. For, if you can keep the visit totally in the present, you will be free and finished. The parent may or may not be . . . but that is his karmic predicament. And if you have been truly in the present, and if you find a place in which you can share even a brief eternal moment . . . this is all it takes to get the blessing of your parent! It obviously doesnt demand that the parent say, I bless you. Rather it means that he hears you as a fellow being, and honors the divine spark within you. And even a moment in the Here and Now . . . a single second shared in the eternal present . . . in love . . . is all that is required to free you both, if you are ready to be freed. From then on, its your own individual karma that determines how long you can maintain that high moment.
When your center is firm, when your faith is strong and unwavering, then it will not matter what company you keep.
You may protest if you can love the person you are protesting against as much as you love yourself.