- All the roads you have traveled has led you to this Good Path.
- In the silence you will hear us.
- Keep the Light and the Joy within your heart as you shine upon others.
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. (Andre Gide)
It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, ie. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago.
And yet the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Restraint never ruins one's health. What ruins it, is not restraint but outward suppression. A really self-restrained person grows every day from strength to strength and from peace to more peace. The very first step in self-restraint is the restraint of thoughts.
-- Mahatma Gandhiji
"It's not who you are but what you do that defines you"
"Touch the world, one person at a time."
Whatever you're thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you're worrying, you are planning. When you are appreciating, you are planning...What are you planning? Abraham-Hicks
We are all visitors to this time,
this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to
observe, to learn, to grow, to LOVE... and then we return home.
- Australian Aboriginal Proverb
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and this by Patanjali
When you are inspired....
dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive,
and you discover yourself to be a greater person
by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
I honor the place in you
the entire universe dwells-
the place of love, truth
light and peace.
When we honor this place
within each other,
we are one.
Beautiful quotes, Pete and Linda Maria.
He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other take it that such a one has attained Perfection. "Bhagavad-Gita"
Oh...and one more quick one.
Alas! the world is full of enormous lights and mysteries, and man shuts them from himself with one small hand!....Zen Quote by Baal Shem Tov.
My mantra for the month should be...one of the lessons of the Buddha;
"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."
Another lesson from Buddha;
"The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground."
My question is...what does the foot feel if it does NOT feel the ground?
Answer: It feels nothing.
Only when you are involved in life you feel you really live. If you avoid taking risks, avoid fighting obstacles, avoid learning your lessons, it is as if you never lived.
You need to hit the ground so as to be fully aware of yourself.
So, let's change the sentence a bit.
The human, experiences being human, when it walks the earth and experiences life.
On further contemplation, does it matter WHERE on the ground that you put your foot?
I'm aware that my foot feels different when it touches sand than on jagged pebbles, and on grass rather than moss. When I put on shoes to protect me from the bad feeling of rocks...that often prevents me from enjoying the grass and sand.
Is it more important to be aware of the feeling or the objective?
My silly dilemma.
While playing a computer game, what would you choose: playing an increasingly difficult mission and ending the game as soon as possible, or training your skills and enjoying various scenes and landscapes while playing various missions that would help you in you final test? What is the aim of a game (extrapolated to life)? What makes you happy: saying that “you made it” or saying “I completed all levels and it has no more secrets for me”?
As you know me, I’m always balanced. I think that the journey is important and also the destination is important. You need them both.
You are right that too much stress and hardships cause some aspects of life to fade away. A painful leg can’t feel the grass. That’s why we fight to make this world a better one; so as to give the opportunity to everyone to “enjoy the grass”.
"You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!" -- Eckhart Tolle
Tomorrow I’ll be on my way to Bucharest, for the National Congress of Psychiatry, and I hope to spend the 8 hours by train finishing the Science of Self-Realisation, a book I plan for half a year to complete. Then, until the end of the year I plan to read Eckhart Tolle – I have the book on my desktop, the Romanian translation of “The Power of Now”. And I eagerly anticipate my future ability to speak the same language with you, Melissa. Tolle seems to be quite trendy these years. Just like Coelho was a couple of years ago. By the way, I also finished the Alchemist, last month. I hope to find the English translation somewhere, because I found some paragraphs that are worth discussing.
See you all in 2 weeks time!
Have a safe and enlightened journey, Cezar.
“Without metaphor change is impossible. Metaphor draws the imagination into a new logic that reveals the way to a new reality.”