Archive for April 18th, 2012
Whatever thoughts and emotions arise in meditation, allow them to rise and settle, like the waves in the ocean. Whatever you find yourself thinking, let that thought rise and settle, without any constraint. Don’t grasp at it, feed it or indulge it, don’t cling to it, don’t try to solidify it. Neither follow thoughts nor invite them; be like the ocean looking down at its own waves, or the sky gazing down on the clouds that pass across it.
A common source of our unhappiness is letting unsatisfactory situations persist unnecessarily ............ I reckon there is a need for us to behave in a way that is trustworthy. Otherwise, people may assume we do things any way - even to the extent of compromising on our values, beliefs or principles.
Without freedom from the past there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent. It is only the fresh, innocent mind that is free. Freedom has nothing to do with age, it has nothing to do with experience; and it seems to me that the very essence of freedom lies in understanding the whole mechanism of habit, both conscious and unconscious.
No matter what happens today, things are perfect for you!
Accept, how everything turns out without judgment for once.
Whatever the outcome, our perfection is untouched!
Practice this non-reactive, steady minded approach.
Knowing our ego is safe and secure relaxes our anxiety and fear drastically. Try it.
"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.