I am on a journey here. I'm looking for something that certainly isn't lost.
"Fear is nonacceptance of what is."
"There is no miserable place waiting for you, no hell realm, sitting and waiting like Alaska—waiting to turn you into ice cream. But whatever you call it—hell or the suffering realms—it is something that you enter by creating a world of neurotic fantasy and believing it to be real. It sounds simple, but that’s exactly what happens."
"Nothing you believe is true. To understand this is freedom."
"You lose the Now, and you return to it, again and again. Eventually, presence becomes your predominant state"
"No action is self - generated.
The source of the action
Cloaked in its mysteriousness.
Observation of it is enough."
"The mind is here to keep you earthbound.
When you stop thinking, the mind becomes the infinite, becomes God,
becomes boundless space, nirvana, pure awareness.
It doesn’t really become that.
You’ve always been that.
The mind merely disappears, as a mind,
and your true nature is expressed."
Confused and slightly anxious
"Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?"
"We are always trying to get there, when here is where all of life is."
"May my silences become more accurate."
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
Do you have any suggestions for someone who is trying to start fresh and find them selves? Spent my life working all day miserable and depressed. I spent a 5 days trip in woods walking and camping and seeing nature for its beauty. Very refreshing. Any suggestions for me? Thanks and love ur blog also.
Starting fresh can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Spending five days in nature sounds like a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself and start anew.
If you want to start fresh and find yourself, you should get to know yourself, listen to yourself, become aware. What sort of thoughts make you depressed? Can you change those thoughts? Most of the time, our thoughts about things are what make us depressed, not the actual circumstances. Many times, we can change our thoughts about something simply by being aware of them.
Even if we can’t change our situations or thoughts, the reality is that everything is temporary: our thoughts, our circumstances, our lives. Sadness doesn’t last forever, but neither does happiness. Realizing this, we can cherish both.
I hope that helps! I’m here if you want to talk some more.
"Art is a way of survival."
"The Tao doesn’t take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn’t take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners."