Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world.
All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.
Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.
the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfilment in whatever form. Both are illusions.
If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.
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. What an amazing miracle.
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!
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.
When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life.
Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’.
All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.