Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 14, 2019

Being “only awareness”

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 12, 2019

Be nice

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 11, 2019

Simply rest as awareness

“By bringing attention to awareness, the thought process naturally dissolves away. This is not a form of control, it is simply bringing attention to the thought process without trying to change it. But in general, simply rest as awareness. Attend to the quiet.”

~ Adyashanti

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 8, 2019

No conflict in you…as Self

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There is no conflict in you, the Self.
If there is conflict,
it is between thought and thought.
As long as the sense of ‘I’ and ‘other’ is believed,
conflict is inevitable.
Through self-inquiry confirm
again and again: I am the Self,
the complete and indivisible whole.

~ Mooji

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 5, 2019

The way of Zen

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 1, 2019

Progress is for the mind not for the Self

There was some question about progress.
Sri Bhagavan [Ramana Maharshi] said that progress is for the mind and not for the Self. The Self is ever perfect.

~ Talk 637; 23rd February, 1939

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | June 28, 2019

Eternity: A dimension of here and now

Joseph Campbell

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | June 27, 2019

Thoughts of the mind and open silence of awareness

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“You and I are that totality, as is the collective unconscious, and everything else as well. Even to say the personal and the impersonal, the conscious and the unconscious, are simply different vantage points by which the totality is experienced. It is all really quite extraordinary in both its simplicity and complexity.”

~ Adyashanti

Posted by: Stephen Paul | June 23, 2019

Desiderata–Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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~Desiderata~

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

~ Max Ehrmann, 1927

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