“Tell me, and I will listen.Show me, and I will understand.Involve me, and I will learn.”
'If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due
to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have
the power to revoke at any moment.'
- Marcus Aurelius
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly—you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
all the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness
Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind — or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body
It wasn't through the mind, through thinking, that the miracle that is life on earth or your body were created and are being sustained
You may not yet be able to bring your unconscious mind activity into awareness as thoughts, but it will always be reflected in the body as an emotion, and of this you can become aware.
Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance
Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within
Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind
"Nobody’s life is entirely free of pain and sorrow. Isn’t it a question of learning to live with them rather than trying to avoid them?
The greater part of human pain is unnecessary.
It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life
To live, is to suffer, to SURVIVE, is to find meaning in that suffering; if there is any point in living, there must also, too, be a point in suffering and in dying. - which, to me , from my perspectives allowes me to realize everything no matter what it is, is happening for a reason and there is a DEEP spiritual lesson within it.
The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.
Thank you for allowing me to share my light.
To meditate is to listen and recieve from the god-source.
To Pray is to talk to the God-source and ask for answers. Becoming still allows the answers to be recieved without even knowing youo have been given a gift; for later use!
Drink the sweet nectar of the moment and bathe in the abundance of presence; in the present. :D