Wednesday, April 19, 2017

People who are very enamored with their intellect don’t trust the inner space. They don’t know how to tune to it. They just haven’t noticed its existence, because they were so busy thinking about everything. There’s very little you can say to somebody who’s going through that, because it isn’t real to them. It doesn’t exist.

You can remind them of moments they’ve been out of their mind, because once you have acknowledged the existence of that other plane of reality, in which you know that wisdom exists, then immediately all the moments when you had it in life that you treated as irrelevant or as error, or as, “I was out of my mind,” suddenly become real to you, and you start to trust that dimension more.

Via Daily Dharma / What Really Matters

We can’t live ethically without caring about ourselves as well as others.

—Winton Higgins, "Treading the Path with Care"

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 04/19/17

“I dream of a new political, economic, educational and health system. I dream of a new way to live life within society. This new way does not include hatred and fear because there is no war in it. I am working in order to make this dream a reality which is to create a culture of peace and prosperity. I am working to eradicate human misery, both emotional and physical. However, physical misery will only end when emotional misery does. This is why our actions must begin from within and then move outwardly. Some actions must take place externally first because they are absolutely urgent and necessary. But the change we dream to see in this world will only happen when we change ourselves first.”

- Sri Prem Baba

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 04/18/17

“The human being constantly feels threatened because violence has become its reality. Violence is the result of human misery which has two faces, hunger and the lack of love. On the one hand, there are people starving and on the other, there are people desperate for attention and recognition. The misery derived from emotional neediness is like a never ending hole. It is the root of the fear of scarcity which creates the need to accumulate and fosters greediness. As a consequence, it also creates the incapacity to share what you have with the other. On the one hand, ignorance creates an economic imbalance and on the other, it creates a psycho-emotional imbalance. These two faces of human misery are destroying the planet and our dream of civilization.”
Sri Prem Baba

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

“The issue of life’s purpose is the the source of distress for many people, especially for those who have begun the process of awakening their consciousness, or rather have started to de-numb. These people have started to remove the armor and heal themselves of ‘normosis’, a hypnotic state of ‘normality’, in which the entity acts in a conditioned way, numbing themselves with food, sex and money. Those that have started this process are questioning, ‘Who am I? What have I come to do in this world? Where am I going?’ For these people, these questions have become urgent because the lack of awareness to one’s purpose gives rise to some very unpleasant symptoms. One of these  symptoms is a terrible feeling of not fitting in and the lack of meaning to life.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / What Really Matters

If we're not reflecting on the impermanent nature of life, then there are a lot of unimportant things that seem important. Our jobs seem important. Money seems important. But if we're really reflecting on impermanence then we can see that the important things are compassion and loving others—giving to others and taking care of others.

—Allison Choying Zangmo, "Living and Dying with Confidence"

Via Daily Dharma / What Is the Self?

A human being is a storytelling machine. The self is a story.

—Paul Brooks, "The Space Between"