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  • Starting out, the aspirant believes his struggle is just to awaken himself. But, as he awakens, the aspirant sees an increasing need to serve others in their wish to be free. Finally, the aspirant realizes that his struggle was never just for himself, or for those he met along the way, but to take part in the awakening of human consciousness itself -- to help in the liberation of all human beings, past, present, and those still "to come." (6/17/18)

  • Meditation is a living, conscious realization that there is no self without relationship... and that relationship is one's True Self. (6/15/18)

  • Once you learn what it means to actually, factually accept the "moment of yourself" -- as you are -- then you will not only understand what it means to accept all "others" -- as they are -- but you will also learn to be grateful for their presence, and what they have come to teach you (about yourself) as they pass through your life. (6/13/18)

  • Our unconscious agreement to identify with the pain of any negative state -- including the usual (anxious) rush to escape it -- is one of the ways our false nature suffers -- in vain -- to prove (to itself) that whatever "self" it imagines, and then pretends to be is, in fact, real. (6/10/18)

  • There is only one reason why we become emotionally negative, let alone surrender ourselves to its dark and debilitating embrace: We have forgotten that we have a choice as to what we love, and whose company we keep, accordingly. (6/8/18)

  • The fear-filled, anxious self loves one feeling, and one feeling only: getting all heated up over the "fire" it just ignited in the dark of its imaginary life, so that then it has something it must rush to... to put it out! (6/6/18)

  • Part 1

    We can either spend our lives shaking in fear each time an unwanted moment arrives -- trying, in vain, to protect ourselves from what we've imagined it means... Or, we can use that same moment to start seeing through a false self that believes some newly imagined strength will bring an end to its fear.

    Part 2

    Lingering negative states are the dark expression of an inherent -- deeply seated -- misunderstanding that somehow we are without all that we need to respond to any unwanted moment in perfect repose. (6/3/18)

  • Our (real) Mind is not intellect itself, nor is our Heart the seat of emotion alone; real Mind is the marriage of a higher order of intellect and heart: wherein feeling is wisdom -- and wisdom is, in turn, feeling; these two parts (of us) were never intended to be separated... as they now are for the majority of humanity. The purpose of (true) meditation is to reunite this crucial, innate relationship... of mind, heart, and body, calling this holy bond what you will: enlightenment, liberation, or simply being Whole. (6/1/18)

  • Trying to change, or otherwise control the unexpected appearance of some unwanted moment -- whose anticipated outcome you negatively imagine must be avoided at all costs -- actually helps create the unwanted condition that you had feared was coming! (5/30/18)

  • Part 1

    The illusion of Time is that it's a progression, but it is not; (it is) a higher dimension in and through which the will of creation continues to be revealed.

    Part 2

    The Presence Moment never repeats itself, and only the part of us that can be present to the Will of this Timeless Intelligence can share in its newness, know something of its purpose and, as a consequence, approach (Its) perfect freedom. (5/27/18)

  • The more you learn to quietly suffer your negative states in conscious silence, the sooner will your unconscious suffering be silenced! (5/25/18)

  • Part 1

    Evermore it appears that Real Life is the ceaselessly expressed creation of a (timeless) Mind whose Will and Awareness, forever as one, is reflected by, and then experienced through (the appearance of) a backdrop of passing time.

    Part 2

    The great paradox of an awakened life is that no one enters into it as it is found. (5/23/18)

  • It is from out of one's unconscious fear of death that comes the frustration, pain, and inevitable sense of regret born of trying to steal a feeling of being alive. (5/20/18)

  • We can imagine, and then wish for what we hope will make us whole -- fearless and free -- but real wholeness, spiritual freedom is unimaginable, as is the inner path that leads us to realize that innate Divine estate. (5/18/18)

  • Untouched, uncorrupted by what once was, and yet unfolding from it -- as does a tender new flower from its stem -- comes forth the ever-present moment. But (such) newness holds no familiar pleasure for a mind locked in time: where its struggle to be free unfolds in self-spun captivity, an unwitting but willing captive of a prison whose bars are the past carried forward. (5/16/18)

  • There is no real solution to those "trials & tribulations" we're always trying to change, or somehow escape in life... other than to realize an Innermost Place (already within us) that shows us -- by it's Light -- two great truths whose singular wisdom sets us free at once: there would be no need to seek a solution to our pain if we hadn't unknowingly "fallen" into the wrong place (in ourselves) in the first place. (5/13/18)

  • Face the Light...
    ...And darkness walks behind you. (5/11/18)

  • The only reason that ever you feel bored in life isn't because you don't have something fun or exciting to do; rather, it's because you don't know how to be your Self. (5/9/18)

  • The reason it's pointless to ask, or otherwise demand that someone explain himself to you for your troubled feelings over his words or actions, is because no one in the world can explain away a pain that you are creating for yourself. (5/6/18)

  • When all is said and done, there is nothing more difficult, nor as beautiful, than just being oneself. This is all any of us has to offer to real Life; fortunately... it is all that the Divine asks of us in order to be whole, happy, and to live in alignment with the Will of Creation itself. (5/4/18)