Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 25, 2017

Stand by me

Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 25, 2017

The funny thing

“The funny thing is the answer to the question is that the question disappears.

That’s the answer to the question.

It’s not like you get a nice answer that you can put in your pocket.”

~ Adyashanti


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Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 20, 2017

A quiet mind

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A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet.


Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 19, 2017

Take full rest in your Self

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.

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 17, 2017

Let go and connect with Life

“If I had to summarize what I’ve learned from Taoist and Buddhist philosophy it’s been a deeper understanding of how to let go and connect with life. It’s a kind of yin and yang approach to everything.

In the Tao te Ching the advice is to yield with difficulties, reduce clutter, create space, let go. So over the years I’ve tried to apply this to my thoughts, emotions, goals, expectations and opinions, especially when these are creating anxiety or unhappiness. This approach has helped me to let go of stress, flow with problems, accept situations that were difficult, and to find deeper peace.

On the flip side the great masters of the East offer wonderful advice on how to connect more closely with the world around us, with nature, with creative activities and people, with the great flow of all existence.

They emphasize how we are a part of Nature, a part of this Universe, and as we let go of our limited human thoughts and obsessions, we fall back gracefully into the source of all things, connecting directly with the Universal field of energy and spirit that has brought us into being.

This is who we really are, the sages and masters tell us. We are this great dance of life, awareness and creative activity. Breathing in deeply and mindfully we pull the outer world into us, breathing out slowly we let it go.

Connect and let go…”


Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 14, 2017

Just be very open and present

If you feel trapped it is through your mind.
If you feel free it is through your mind.
Don’t give it to your mind to assess how good the day has been.
Just be present.
Be like space—it never gets old, it has no mood.
Be like a clear mirror—it has no opinions or preferences.
It doesn’t say, ‘I like to reflect flowers, but not beards.’
Whatever shows up, it reflects perfectly.
So don’t give up. By following these simple guidances
your mind is going to become light, open and clear. Why?
Because it is natural for it to be like this.
Only bad education, bad culture, bad habits distort
your perception and recognition of the Real.
Just be very open and present
and accept that every day is your best day,
every moment is your moment.

Are you open for this?

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 12, 2017

Freedom is available in this lifetime, in this moment

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Enlightenment depends to a large extent on believing that you are born for freedom in this lifetime, and that it is available now, in this moment. The mind, which creates the past and future, keeps you out of the moment where the Truth of your being can be discovered. In this moment, there is always freedom and there is always peace. This moment in which you experience stillness is every moment. Don’t let the mind seduce you into the past or future. Stay in the moment, and dare to consider that you can be free now.

~ Adyashanti

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You don’t have to do anything with your mind.
Just let it naturally rest in it’s essential nature.
Your own mind, unagitated, is reality.
Meditate on this without distraction.

Know the Truth beyond all opposites.
Thoughts are like bubbles that form
and dissolve in clear water.

Thoughts are not distinct from the absolute Reality,
so relax, there is no need to be critical.

Whatever arises, whatever occurs,
simply don’t cling to it, but immediately let it go.
What you see, hear, and touch are your own mind.

There is nothing but mind.
Mind transcends birth and death.

The essence of mind is pure Consciousness
that never leaves reality, even though
it experiences the things of the senses.

In the equanimity of the Absolute,
there is nothing to renounce or attain.


Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 2, 2017

Enlightenment–felt oneness with Being

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“The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some super-human accomplishment, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state of connectedness with something immeasurable, that is essentially you and yet is much greater than you. It is finding your true nature beyond name and form.

The inability to feel this connectedness gives rise to the illusion of separation, from yourself and from the world around you. You then perceive yourself, consciously or unconsciously, as an isolated fragment. Fear arises, and conflict within and without becomes the norm…

Being is the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death. However, Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence.

This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But don’t seek to grasp it with your mind. Don’t try to understand it. You can know it only when the mind is still.

When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realization” is enlightenment…”

~Eckart Tolle

Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 1, 2017

Just being part of the cosmos

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