+ All true artists, whether they know it or not,
create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
+ Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in the
state of presence rather than in time. It means
saying yes to what is.
+ Thinking, or more precisely identification with
thinking, gives rise to and maintains the ego,
which, in our Western society in particular, is
out of control. It believes it is real and tries
hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative states
of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy,
and jealousy, are products of the ego.
+ Internal and external are ultimately one. When
you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there
is no more fear, and when there is no more fear,
you think, speak and act differently. Love and
compassion arise, and they affect the world.
+ You must have failed deeply on some level or
experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn
to the spiritual dimension. Or perhaps your very
success became empty and meaningless and so turned
out to be a failure.
+ Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry.. all
forms of fear.. are cause by too much future,
and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment,
grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms
of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past,
and not enough presence.
+ Pleasure is always derived from something outside
you, whereas joy arises from within.
+ The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified
by science and technology, is rapidly taking our
species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die:
that is our only choice now.