When we relax the need to enter the thoughts of the past, and focus our attention strictly on this moment without the need to appease anyone or any image we have of what should be happening right now. Then the peace and joy we have searched so hard for will simple appear effortlessly within yourself.
If we are attached to people, place, or things, or even a thought or belief then you can not see what is already here. We must cut this attachment which causes a bondage to our freedom. It may be hard, but simply throughout the day put the whole world aside and don’t search or seek for anything to fill the space. Let the space within yourself be enough. Then WAIT. And continue to WAIT. Then know for yourself and confirm for yourself that you are beyond the insecure thoughts appearing in your mind.
Then see that you are the witness to thoughts, that thoughts come and go and the only thing that can be harmed is the image you have of yourself. See how you create this image of yourself based on agreements and beliefs. Then simply see that this is just an image based on thoughts, almost like magic. It does not exist unless you have a belief invested in it. Cut the investment, then become free from the personal suffering” —Jacob Parece (via freedomrightnow)
How can you be yourself if the thoughts that govern your life are from the outside? If everything is learned and nothing is original then how can you truly be yourself?
Take some time tonight and take an honest look into this insight. I’ll post later on what I have come to know, and maybe we have similar contemplations.
Please feel free to share.
“You are sad. Go into your sadness rather than escaping into some activity, into some occupation, rather than going to see a friend or to the movie or turning on the radio or the TV. Rather than escaping from it, turning your back towards it, drop all activity. Close your eyes, go into it, see what it is, why it is – and see without condemning it, because if you condemn you will not be able to see the totality of it… And you will be surprised: the deeper you go into it, the more it starts dispersing. If a person can go into his sorrow deeply he will find all sorrow has evaporated. And in that evaporation of sorrow is joy, is bliss. Bliss has not to be found outside, against sorrow. Bliss has to be found deep, hidden behind the sorrow itself. You have to dig into your sorrowful states and you will find a wellspring of joy.”
Osho, The Book of Wisdom
This is a really interesting part of my life. Wonder what will happen next? !
Brokeback mountain is sad. Enough said :-(
Every night all I want to know that I have accomplished is that I loved. Giving myself fully and completely to LOVE.
Strive to go beyond everything that I fear and to rest in that place of love and share it with the world.
It’s so calm and relaxing.
Space is once again growing.
With that which is
You and I
Lets read these
Hymns of love
Sitting on this tree
Its All Right.
: - ) When we stop describing life and meet everything we see face to face. It’s kind of nice haha.
Emptiness, happiness, ecstasy, bliss, joy, sadness, depression. All are arising within the same being and yet we view each as its own separate experience while resisting the bad and striving for only the good. This creates a struggle because when you only accept the good, then when the bad comes you close yourself off to what is. Whether it is good or bad, is it possible to be silent and search within? Next time your feeling sad, or even the most blissful state. Become aware and simply stay silent and watch the feeling in the body and see that it will pass over time. Your happiness over time will turn to sadness, your sadness will turn to happiness. Find that which is unchangeable and become free from the duality of the mind.
If you haven’t seen my other page here it is. I share what I’ve come to know from many contemplations, meditations and seeking and where it has led.
“Find that space within yourself that only you can know and intuitively feel. Don’t let anyone else describe it, know it for yourself and be free.”