A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.
Creativity springs from the yearning to be the fullness of who you are.
Don't compare your path with anybody else's. Your path is unique to you.
Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean.
Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.
If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family.
If you want to cure the world, don't emanate fear- emanate love.
In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.
Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them.
It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
It's very hard to grow, because it's difficult to let go of the models of ourselves in which we've invested so heavily.
Let the natural flow of the universe, course through your being, and harmonize your soul.
Nature is really important because it's a manifestation of love that hasn't been run through human minds.
Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?
Only when I know who I am will I know what is possible.
Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life, and yet less attached to it.
Our thinking minds deprive us of the happiness that comes when we are living fully in the moment.
Real happiness lies in that which never comes nor goes, but simply is.
Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.
The dark night of the soul is when you have lost the flavor of life but have not yet gained the fullness of divinity. So it is that we must weather that dark time, the period of transformation when what is familiar has been taken away and the new richness is not yet ours.
The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.
The greatest thing you can do for another being is to provide the unconditional love that comes from making contact with that place in them that is beyond conditions, which is just pure consciousness, pure essence.
The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.
The intellect is a beautiful servant but a terrible master. Intellect is the power tool of our separateness. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity.
The most exquisite paradox: as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all.
The reality we live in is selected by our conceptual definitions. You and I may be in the same physical space, but each of us will see it as entirely different.
The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there is a place where you're vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.
This is the pathless path. Where the journey leads is to the deepest truth in you. It is really just returning to where you were initially before you got lost.
Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.
Turn your melodrama into a mellow drama.
Watch how your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you're not comfortable in your own being.
We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.
We're all just walking each other home.
We're fascinated by the words- but where we meet is in the silence behind them.
Within the spiritual journey you understand that suffering becomes something that has been given to you to show you where your mind is still stuck. It's a vehicle to help you go to work. That's why it's called grace.
Without remaining open to change, we can not remain open to life.
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