Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 24, 2016

Accept this…this…moment

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 23, 2016

You are a focal point of consciousness

“You are not IN the universe,

you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it.

Ultimately you are not a person,

but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself..”

~Eckhart Tolle

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 22, 2016

You are not these things

“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”

–Eckhart Tolle

Deva Premal and Miten's photo.
Advaita (Nonduality, Oneness, One Love)'s photo.

The day effort ceased, I also ceased. Because you cannot exist without effort, and you cannot exist without desire, and you cannot exist without striving.

The phenomenon of the ego, of the self, is not a thing, it is a process. It is not a substance sitting there inside you; you have to create it each moment. It is like pedalling bicycle. If you pedal it goes on and on, if you don’t pedal it stops. It may go a little because of the past momentum, but the moment you stop pedalling, in fact the bicycle starts stopping. It has no more energy, no more power to go anywhere. It is going to fall and collapse.

The ego exists because we go on pedalling desire, because we go on striving to get something, because we go on jumping ahead of ourselves. That is the very phenomenon of the ego — the jump ahead of yourself, the jump in the future, the jump in the tomorrow. The jump in the non-existential creates the ego. Because it comes out of the non-existential it is like a mirage. It consists only of desire and nothing else. It consists only of thirst and nothing else.

~ Osho

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 18, 2016

Take full rest in your Self

Mooji's photo.

11 hrs ·

Recognise the serenity of your own inner Being.
Let your attention be one with it.
Feel its vibration.
Do not create any image about this.
Allow the space and the sense of emptiness simply to be.
There is no better place to be than where you are right now.
In this instant, there is nothing to do or undo.
Nothing to change.
Nothing to fix.
Nothing to heal.
Nothing to become.
There is a natural sense of satisfaction or completeness.
Take full rest in your Self.
The world is not waiting for your next move.
You have space and time to be your Self.

~ Mooji 2016

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 17, 2016

Walking through life with a natural openness to what is

Adyashanti's photo.

“The conditioned mind is always taking on God’s job, wondering what people are doing and why they do it. But that is none of your business, none of your concern. You can just start walking through life with this natural openness to what is and be that way under all conditions at all times. That’s what the true Self has been doing all along. When your true nature is realized, it is not as if you will have some amazing experience, and after that you say, ‘Okay world, I’m ready.’ The deepest experience is when you realize that this open, radiant, empty mind and open, radiant heart have always been open. They don’t need to open; they are not going to open; openness has always been here. You no longer see two, you see the One in and as everything.”

~ Adyashanti

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 15, 2016

Do everything with a mind that lets go

Tao & Zen's photo.

Do everything with a mind that lets go.

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.

If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.

If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.

Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

Ajahn Chah

“I seem, like everything else, to be a center, a sort of vortex, at which the whole energy of the universe realizes itself. Each one of us, not only human beings but every leaf, every weed, exists in the way it does, only because everything else around it does. The individual and the universe are inseparable.”

~Alan Watts

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 10, 2016

Watching the thinker

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

The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the thinker. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.

~ Eckhart Tolle

Posted by: Stephen Paul | July 3, 2016

Open to the gifts

When you are willing to open to what is here, all is a gift:
every instant, every moment, every event.

How can this be?
Because we are the source of it all.
One Self, one heart; infinite forms, infinite experiences.
In opening, we eternally and freshly discover the gift.

~ Gangaji

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

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