Posted by: Stephen Paul | September 4, 2015

Empty yourself of everything and become still

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still.

The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.

They grow and flourish and then return to the source.

Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
-Lao Tsu

(Photo by Manose)

Deva Premal and Miten's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 22, 2015

Enlightenment isn’t achieved. It is remembered.

Posted by: Stephen Paul | August 5, 2015

Becoming a simple person

Advaita (Nonduality, Oneness, One Love)'s photo.

Really there’s nothing to do, nothing to become, in order for you to find total happiness. It’s not finding something new to add on to yourself. It’s letting go of everything you’ve been holding onto, becoming virtually empty, total emptiness, becoming a no one, a nobody, a nothing. Allowing all of your preconceived ideas, your conceptual thinking, to dissolve. Letting go of everything that you’ve been holding onto, your desires, your emotions. Becoming a simple person. Not worrying about the future. Being your Self, absolute reality, the Self which is God, allowing that to take place. Forgetting about time and space. Not trying to change the world or anyone else, not even trying to change yourself, but rather going deep within yourself, diving deep within yourself, deeper than you’ve ever gone before. The deeper you dive, the more the ego disappears. Remember, the ego, the body, the mind are one. They never existed really.

~ Robert Adams

 

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 31, 2015

All this knowledge you are proud of

Advaita (Nonduality, Oneness, One Love)'s photo.

All I am trying to point out is that all this knowledge you are so proud of flaunting isn’t worth a tinker’s damn.

~ U. G. Krishnamurti

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 29, 2015

Why exchange the most holy for the mundane?

Mooji's photo.

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 26, 2015

To the sensative ones

TO THE SENSITIVE ONES
It has brought you many riches.

You see what others cannot see,
Feel what others are ashamed to feel.

You are more open, less numb.
You find it harder to turn a blind eye.

You have not closed your heart,
in spite of everything.

You are able to hold
the most intense highs
and the darkest lows
in your loving embrace.

(You know that neither define you.
Everything passes through.
You are a cosmic vessel.)

Celebrate your sensitivity!
It has kept you flexible and open.

You have remained close to wonder.
And awareness burns brightly in you.

Don’t compare yourself with others.
Don’t expect them to understand.

But teach them:
It’s okay to feel, deeply.
It’s okay to not know.
It’s okay to play
on the raw edge of life.

Life may seem ‘harder’ for you at times,
And often you are close to overwhelm.

But it’s harder still
to repress your overwhelming gifts.

Sensitive ones,
Bring some gentleness into this weary world!

Shine on with courageous sensitivity!

You are the light bearers!

– Jeff Foster

IMAGE: AMY JUDD
TEXT: From ‘Falling In Love With Where You Are’ by Jeff Foster

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Jeff Foster (www.lifewithoutacentre.com)'s photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 23, 2015

Rooted in now

Jeff Foster (www.lifewithoutacentre.com)'s photo.

ROOTED IN NOW

Even if your mind is caught up
in past and future,
in yesterdays remembered and tomorrows anticipated,
you are still deeply rooted
in the Now.
You cannot leave.

You are like the movie screen.
Whatever is showing up,
from Gone With The Wind to Jurassic World,
from Avatar to Birth of a Nation,
you are still present,
you are still safe,
you are still Home.

The stillness in a moving world.
A field of potential.

– Jeff Foster

Image: Duy Huynh

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 18, 2015

Don’t “know” or assume: Let God show you

Mooji's photo.

Concerning the mysteries of the Self:

better you don’t ‘know’, presume or assume anything

but instead, merge your being fully in Him

and let Him, God, show you.

~ Mooji, Sahaja 2015

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 15, 2015

Lighten up!

Nicky Hamid's photo.

If issues are still arising
Mental- self doubt- no more stories – it is just a habit- move back to the stillness

Emotional – triggers are often “outside”- no more reacting- feel it, even express it- but no throwing out onto others.

Physical – tiredness, pains, etc- watch, allow and rest – go with any prompting of diet, etc. – don’t follow others, especially fear based recommendations. Believe in wellness and the body to have the wherewithal to do it.

It is about you not fixing anyone else. Just simple balancing day to day and Trusting.

Smile and Lighten up Folks

I So Love You

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 13, 2015

Are you ready to meet God?

Mooji's photo.

Are you ready to meet God?
Then, right now, don’t touch anything, not any idea—neither good nor bad.
Don’t get involved in anything at all.
Anything that appears, just leave it.
Don’t hold onto anything, including your self-image.
And don’t be too busy leaving things.
At a certain point you leave them as they come—no pockets to store things.
Be free of all involvements.
No name, no shape, no form, no intention, no dreams, no aspirations.
Neither mix nor associate with anything.
If someone comes and taps you on the shoulder and needs help with anything,
do what needs to be done, but don’t identify. Remain inwardly empty. Tell no one.
When you leave everything, He will come to meet you.
You will know Him who is your Self.
But you won’t be able to talk about it.
It must not be an experience that ‘you’ have.
The personal self, the ego, must not survive this inquiry.
So there must not be somebody who has attained or achieved anything.
No name. No signature.
Let everything be burnt or washed away.
Master said: Die but don’t be dead.
Meaning, die to all your personal notions of God, the world, and yourself.
Then you will find that which is Unborn.
This is your God Self.
Do this.
Sit by yourself and simply keep quiet.
This is my invitation.
Don’t talk to me or anyone about it.
I will meet you there.

~ Mooji, Sahaja 2015

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