You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.
The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.
Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing
Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.
Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness.
Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now. Let it teach you Being. Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real. Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.
The playfulness and joy of a dog, its unconditional love and readiness to celebrate life at any moment often contrast sharply with the inner state of the dog’s owner – depressed, anxious, burdened by problems, lost in thought, not present in the only place and only time there is: Here and Now. One wonders: living with this person, how does the dog manage to remain so sane, so joyous?
When you are in the present moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past and future. Then true intelligence arises, and also love.
Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.
Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?