Relax, it's not as important as you think.
The love for pleasure
We love pleasure! Turns out better when we just like it.
Commentator in the head
and the 'Employee Of The Month Award' goes to (again) .........
The Commentator In My Head
Congratulations, and thanks for your dedicated hard work, it feels like you never go home.
You really should take a holiday!!!
A gift for yourself
You give yourself a great gift when you don't judge others for how they are.
As soon as resenting stops loving can start.
When it comes to the question "Who am I?" ......probably the most significant bit of information the intellect can receive is the following:
An answer to this question will never be found in thinking.
There is a field of Being which lies outside the spectrum of thought. In this field YOU ARE the answer.
The answer to this question will never be found in thinking. If you see thinking trying to understand what you are, trying to work it out then know that this activity is keeping the answer at bay.
Just Stop, and BE.
Jesus & Buddha
Jesus and Buddha were exclusively talking about a very personal happiness in daily living for you and me.
"Happiness for the human being is continuous unbroken peace of mind regardless of the circumstance you find yourself in.
Happiness is not to be found in the flow of life but rather in your 'attitude' to the flow of life.
The troublesome attitude falls away when there is a continuous recognition of your unbroken connection to Source."
~ Sri Ramesh Balsekar
Holy smoke and mirrors
The simple obviousness that life is unfolding the only way possible in each and every moment is obliterated by the deep deep presupposition that we exist as independent entities with independent volition.
If a butterfly loses a wing then no question of it flying.
On the other hand, no human has ever lacked any component required for continuous unbroken peace of mind. It's our birthright.
Cause and effect
The spontaneous realisation that cause and effect is illusory was caused by a conversation which suggested this is so.
Peace of mind?
Is your desire for peace of mind disturbing your peace of mind?
Today, maybe eat ice-cream, chocolate or your favourite food - and enjoy!
Losing one's temper
To be at peace, we must find ourselves at peace with losing our temper.
It's perfectly normal.
Drop and see
Drop into the Heart of Being, the meaning of everything changes instantly.
Peace & Love
Many activities that need doing during the day will not be our favourite.
What a shame to let this make living less favoured.
A happy principle
If you're going to live by a certain principle, be sure that in practice it delivers what you're really looking for otherwise you'll die frustrated.
Many body functions clearly present themselves as not my doing, the heart pumping and the liver cleansing.
Others present very differently, as very much my doing, the brain thinking and the head turning.
How different are they really, except for the feeling that says they are?
Not disconnected, only covered up
We've never been disconnected from Source, for sometime this connection is covered up, by the belief that I am the 'doer' the 'thinker'.
Infusion and ... error
Like a divine percolation, after 900 days and nights it was complete - the sacred sense I am this body, was infused.
what came next was the perfect error
Some really good news
When the most important thing is not the most important thing, life lets us know by inserting an ever growing feeling of discontent.
And one day when the feeling surpasses the fear, priorities are reassessed and the bravery to make the change is there. In that moment of finally letting go, listening to the sign from within and choosing differently, we feel the undeniable relief and know the error has been corrected.
And afterwards the sense is always of surprise, that what seemed so fearful delivers such freedom, what took us so long?
When the most important thing is the most important thing we are at peace.
Please whatever you do don't believe
A belief is a concept which is being related to as truth.
This is probably the single most valuable insight one can have in the process of uprooting belief.
A concept is always relative, it is never absolute. In relating to a concept as truth we are mistaking the relative for the absolute.
This mistaking the relative as absolute, not only in relation to concepts but also objects and feelings etc, is the cause of forgetting who we truly are.
Everything I have written here is a concept, don't believe a word of it. It's accurate though.
The only Truth in the manifestation is the impersonal sense of I Am.
A wise realisation
If you do something foolish today and realise it just happened that's very wise.
Happy New Year
In the next 24 hours you will be wished happiness and will wish happiness on others more than at any other time in the upcoming year.
Maybe it's a good time, just for fun, to pause and consider exactly what, in practical terms, that constitutes.
There is thought but no thinker!! Think about that!
No really, think about it.
The universe is not broken
T'is it not a bitter activist who is attached to a particular outcome!
A happy one knows that they may stand, the outcome not in their control, either way life goes on as intended.
When tools are put down for the day, let activist and developer all share drink and a meal, if not there is hatred, a fate far more severe than any other development.
Isn't it sad and peculiar how us humans so easily forget that the universe is not broken just because we don't understand it. It is never broken even when concrete jungles are built.
The false idea of who we are, the small self, which is what automatically reacts with the flow of life and becomes suffering, is contained in the body, locked away in the unresolved events of the past.
So intentionally, with curiosity and reason, go there to feel and understand.
This happens when those feelings which are often triggered and linger as a dull sensation in the body are encouraged to flower fully rather than the ingrained habit of suppressing and distracting.
When this is consciously allowed and the intense underlying feelings of shame and hatred towards oneself and the other for what happened show themselves, we are able to see the difference between our current attitude to life - all a happening and not anyone's doing - compared to the historic attitude locked away at the core of those feelings.
This recognition of the difference in our conscious attitude and what is locked away in the unconscious is the atonement. This is the washing away, the dissolving.
This is the difference between simply expressing emotions which can go on seemingly endlessly versus expressing and release.
It can seem counter-intuitive at first to encourage these feelings to bloom, but now we know why it is important for these feelings to become our friend and be felt. This is a crucial movement in the falling away of the false belief of who we are.
The body starts to feel lighter and lighter, and the true formless, untouched Self is able to come more and more into focus.
The same thing from another angle
If you find yourself on a spiritual journey which traverses you away from societal norms and you ever succumb to doubts that maybe you should be doing something more productive, that walking aimlessly through a park, or not having the motivation for certain old relationships, is, as many around you may suggest, a dysfunction, then consider this:
This quest is the most valid, rewarding and productive project you will ever embark upon.
Surrendering to lying on the couch from time to time, or often, is part of the project methodology.
See it this way and whatever your movement, as long as it driven by the search for Truth, is most valid and important - others will not have this vision - hold onto it firmly and that won't matter.
If you are asked what you are doing in life you can say:
I'm undertaking a research project into the nature of life and the amazing dynamics of inter human relationships, my findings so far have the potential to change life as we know it.
Awareness is the only Subject.
The body is an object in that awareness. Thoughts and thinking are objects in that awareness. The entire momentary experience is an object in that awareness.
Thinking about this is an object in awareness.
Be the awareness that is aware of the objects and Know Thyself.
Peace and Love
Only one problem
There is truly only one problem for the human being.
It gets addressed with the question, WHO AM I?
If you look at your life and find that this quest is your priority, regardless of how smooth or tough the road is, it would not be inappropriate to fall to your knees, bow down to Source and feel very blessed.
Unhappiness is the by-product of the reaction between, the belief there is of who we are, and, the flow of life.