Sunday, March 5, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/04/17

“The path of self-knowledge is given this name because through it we come to know ourselves. On this path, we explore consciousness and discover the illusory nature and shadow of the mind. Through this knowledge, we illuminate the negative aspects of our personality and recognize that the reality created by the mind is not our final reality. Gradually, we de-identify ourselves from it. Slowly, we learn how to trust and navigate in the wisdom of uncertainty, letting go of control, even though we may still have much fear. Little by little, we become accustomed to the light - the light that we truly are.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Emptiness Is Not What You Expect

Emptiness refers to the absence of something that, for some reason, one expects to find—as when we say a glass, normally used to hold liquids, is empty even though it is full of air. The point is not that there is nothing there at all, but rather that what is there differs from your expectations.

— William S. Cobb, "The Game of Go"

Via Ram Dass

You are listening as well as you can to the universe, and often you will see that when things start to happen a certain way, your mind will focus in on that because you’re looking for patterns, which we call ‘synchronicity’.

Often you will just get caught in your desire to find a pattern that will give you an external validation for what you’re doing. You just end up using the universe again to do it to yourself.

So stay with your truth from moment to moment, and get the clues wherever you can. I mean, I’ll open up the Chuang-tzu and read something when I have a question, and if it doesn’t feel good, I say, “Well, that was interesting,” and I close it. If it feels like what I wanted to do anyway, I say, “Ohhh, wow, synchronicity!” And I do it, so I’ve learned that I’m a complete phony anyway, so I might as well just honor it and get on with it.

Via Daily Dharma / Accepting What Is

A deeper equanimity comes when we learn how to be with our life as it is, not as we would like it to be.

—Eliot Fintushel, "Something to Offer"