Sunday, November 22, 2015

Via Tao & Zen / FB: ~ Learn to Be Still ~

“Notice... how quiet it becomes, in your mind... that state in between thoughts, where there is nothing going on, in that second, in that moment, when the mind is total quiet, the thoughts are not moving any longer.

This is your true Self, in that moment, in between thoughts. Stay in that moment. Learn to put yourself in that state, whether you are in the market place or you
are in a temple, wherever you are, learn to be still.

It makes no difference what is going on around you. It makes no difference what other people are doing. You be still. When you are still, then there’s peace. When you are still, there’s happiness. Can you ever imagine a person who is being happy all the time, for no reason whatsoever?

Most of us have been taught that to be happy we have to receive something good. We have to have something nice happen to us to be happy, otherwise we are miserable. Yet the truth is, happiness is your very nature, unalloyed happiness, eternal happiness, forever happiness.”

~ Robert Adams

Learn to Be Still - The Eagles

Surrender - The Conscious Process

Via Tao & Zen / FB:

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Be free where you are.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 22/11/15

“Ao realizar o serviço desinteressado você também está realizando um trabalho espiritual de purificação. O serviço é uma poderosa ferramenta de autoconhecimento. Mas, não existe somente o serviço feito dentro da comunidade espiritual. O trabalho que você realiza no mundo também é uma prática na qual você pode servir ao propósito maior. Não importa qual é o seu trabalho, se existe essa consciência do serviço, você se sente pleno; você fica feliz ao levantar da cama de manhã.”

“Al realizar servicio desinteresado también estás realizando un trabajo espiritual de purificación. El servicio es una poderosa herramienta de autoconocimiento. Pero no existe sólo el servicio hecho dentro de la comunidad espiritual. El trabajo que realizas en el mundo también es una práctica en la cual puedes servir al propósito mayor. No importa cuál es tu trabajo, si existe esta conciencia del servicio, te sientes pleno; te sientes feliz al levantarte de la cama por la mañana.”

“By doing selfless service, you are also undergoing a process of spiritual purification. Service is a powerful tool for self-discovery. But there is not only service to do within a spiritual community. The work that you do in the world is also a practice in which you can serve a greater purpose. Regardless of what your actual work may be, if you are aware of this service, you will feel fulfilled. You will feel happy to wake up in the morning.”

Today's Daily Dharma: A Great Dualism

A Great Dualism
Our minds are never what we want them to be. That’s part of why we sit in the first place. We are uncomfortable with ourselves as we are. The greatest dualism we face is the split between who we are and who we think we ought to be.
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