Monday, June 23, 2014
Keep It Simple |
Underneath all the drama, the restlessness, the hopes and fears, behind the narratives we weave about ourselves, and even before we’ve thought of ourselves as ourselves, lies a simple, unadorned awareness. It’s not even a thing—just an event that happens, a little burst of knowing, deep in the center of it all.
—Andrew Olendzki, “Keep It Simple”
"At some point in your journey, you will come face-to-face with your shadow. It is important for you to know that this is only one aspect of your personality, as your shadow is not who you truly are. You are not the lower self, it is only one part of yourself that needs to be understood and integrated. To do so, you must have steadiness and determination, but also a lot of compassion and patience, since these aspects of yourself are also there to teach you something. Everything is sacred: everything is part of the divine play."
Sri Prem Baba
"Cultivating silence, observing oneself, and being whole in action form the foundation upon which the building of consciousness can be raised. If you dedicate yourself to these practices, you will inevitably begin to smell the fragrance of pure love. The seeds of silence will naturally start to sprout, and love will begin to be revealed. Love is the nectar of life. It opens the doors to peace and prosperity."
Sri Prem Baba
Watch Fear | June 22, 2014
Fear demands to be felt, and it can be felt most readily in the body, as a powerful sensation. The experience may be uncomfortable, but as you watch fear manifest in the body, the truth of the Buddha's words is revealed: It does arise because of conditions. It is not a wall of emotion, but a constantly changing process. And it finally ends. It has its say and departs.
—David Guy, “Trying to Speak: A Personal History of Stage Fright”