Monday, July 22, 2019

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - July 21, 2019 šŸ’Œ

At some point awakening begins. The awakening happens with trauma or it happens when somebody you love dies. In sexuality you transcend separateness. It can be drugs, it can be meditation, it can be a hymn, it can be a leaf falling, it can be lying under the stars, it can be trying to solve a problem where your mind gets so one-pointed it goes through the veil. Whatever it is, you open up into other planes of consciousness that have been there in all of the splendor all the time. 

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Watch as Obstacles Dissolve

Something remarkable happens when we go on sitting through all the but’s, through all the thoughts, sensations, and emotions that we would so like to oust. Gradually they begin to feel less alien, less like obstacles in the way, rocks in the path. Our deepening awareness becomes a kind of dew, falling on everything equally, allowing everything to sparkle.

—Noelle Oxenhandler, “Ah, But the Breezes…

Via Daily Dharma: Nothing but the Present Moment

Don’t worry about the future; don’t worry about the past. Stay right here. Ultimately you get so that you can’t say that you’re going forward, you can’t say that you’re going back, you can’t say that you’re staying in place. There’s nothing to be attached to.

—Ajahn Chah, “The Last Gift