Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/07/17

“I have said and I repeat, relationships are the university of life. Through them, you mature and learn about the great mysteries of existence. Primarily, through  intimate and sexual relationships, you have the opportunity to illuminate real freedom. This happens when you remove the veil of illusion and see that, in reality, the other doesn't exist. This person that you are trying to control and manipulate in order to meet your desires and suit your whims is nothing but a projection of your mind. Only when you realize that you are projecting aspects of your past onto the other do you actually become free from what I consider the core of illusion, neediness. This is true freedom.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Mindful Training

If we train ourselves to reach for a snack or pick up the phone to text-message whenever we feel frightened or bored, this is definitely training. The next time we feel uncomfortable we will also tend to reach for some comfort outside ourselves, eventually establishing a deeply ingrained habit, another brick in the wall of our mental prison.

—Gaylon Ferguson, "Fruitless Labor"