Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Via Ram Dass

Just play with the silence for a moment. Instead of using it as expectancy, waiting for something to happen, flip it just slightly and just be in it. Are you really here or are you just waiting for the next thing? It’s interesting to see where we are in relation to times; whether we’re always just between what just happened and what happened next, or whether we can just be here now.

So, let’s just find our way here to be together. If you’re feeling agitated, just notice the agitation. If you’re warm, be warm. If you’re cold, be cold. If you’re overly full, be overly full. Be it, whatever it is, but put it all in the context of a quiet space, because there’s a secret in that, and it’s worth playing with it.

That there’s a place that we can be inside of ourselves, inside of the universe, in which and from which we can appreciate the delight in life. Where we can still have equanimity, and quality of presence, and the quietness of peace.

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/08/17

“When we are identified with darkness, we fear the light. As the light appears, we become frightened. We are afraid of love because we have grown accustomed to the lack of it. For quite some time, we have come to live under the rule of fear, attachment, control and selfishness and all of this gives us a particular sense of identity. Even though this may be a life of darkness, it is ‘our’ darkness, and we ‘know’ it. We have learned to live in it. The light is still unknown and we haven't yet learned how to acclimate to it. We need to have patience because getting used to the light is a phase in the expansion of consciousness. We can not hurry the river because it flows all by itself.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Embodying the Universe:

If cosmologists themselves are a manifestation of the same universe that they study, then with them the universe is comprehending itself. When we come to see the universe in a new way, the universe is itself coming to see itself in a new way.

—David Loy, "In Search of the Sacred"