The wise person, does really not look to change anything. They become quiet. They have patience. They work on themselves. They watch their thoughts, watch their actions and observe themselves getting angry, observe themselves getting depressed, observe themselves getting jealous and envious and the rest of it. Little by little they realize,"That's not me. That's hypnosis, that's a lie." They do not react to their condition. To the extent that they do not react to their condition, to that extent do they become free... … [click on title for the rest of the post]
I don't know Who — or what — put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone — or Something — and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The source of forgiveness lies in the realization that we are not solely products of what was done to us, the realization that there is something essential within us that is not necessarily tarnished by calamitous experience.
I've put together a post with a list of teachers or otherwise inspirational people I often quote or refer to on Beyond Meds. Here below many of them are listed with a distinctive quote from their work and a link to the posts on this blog where more of their work is shared. This post... Continue Reading →
Now, there is a different way of working, which is to inquire into ourselves and to know exactly what is going on within the field of the mind, not in order to gain some reward, but for the very simple reason that there can obviously be no end to misery in the world as long... Continue Reading →
To be alone is essential for man to be uninfluenced, for something uncontaminated to take place...
This is a lifelong process. If you decide to learn to care for yourself, to live your life in compassion, you will be required to practice that until you die. An internal relationship must be worked on and maintained just like an external relationship. And that’s good news! When you fall in love with someone,... Continue Reading →
To stay with that shakiness—to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge—that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic—this is the spiritual path. Getting the knack... Continue Reading →