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    Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Nonduality Highlights: Issue
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      Archived issues of the NDHighlights are available online: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm

      Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3934, Saturday, June 26, 2010

      If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea.

      - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, posted to Distillation

      Close your eyes...
      and notice your heart.
      See if it needs some gentleness from you.
      Comfort it the way
      you would comfort
      your best friend...

      - excerpted from A Golden Retriever's Guide To Enlightenment Some of Life's Mysteries Solved, by Honey W (a close friend of Pamela Wilson)

      The source of all problems
      is the mind.

      Thoughts arise,
      you identify with your thoughts
      and this, then, defines your

      So many thoughts arise
      and you are lost in them
      obsessed with them
      without you even knowing it.

      So many worries
      and troubles constantly arising
      and repeating,
      and though you may not be
      aware of all of them,
      you are none-the-less identified
      with them.

      You are identified with the
      stress of it, the conflict of it
      and so that is your experience.

      Say you have to get your toilet
      You know you have to get your
      toilet fixed.

      But the thought
      repeats itself
      as a conflict
      until you resolve it.

      It sits on your shoulders
      a hundred pound weight
      telling you life is not the way
      it is supposed to be
      until the toilet is fixed
      and then the stress will go away.

      And then the plumber says
      "I can't come until next
      and that hurts because you know
      you will have to carry around
      thought, that conflict of
      "I have to get the toilet fixed"
      for another week.

      And there are thousands of them
      arising so fast!

      Toilet fixed, doctor appointment,
      not enough money , your lover
      dumped you, you hate your

      You wake up in the morning
      from a state of deep peace
      and freedom from all identity

      and boom!

      the mind looks for something to
      identify with
      and there's the broken toilet,
      the doctor appointment, the empty space next
      to you
      that your lover used to fill,
      you hate your job,
      and you do not want to go to work

      Thousands of others arise within seconds.
      And that's who you think you are,
      that is how you perceive life.

      Sure you get the good thoughts
      but then that creates conflict
      and stress.
      You want one thought over the
      one experience over the other.

      And so the remedy
      is not to try and have one
      over the other,
      but to stop the identification
      with thinking all together,
      after all, it's all phenomena.

      Whether through witnessing
      or placing your attention
      on what is here beyond

      it is to break that addiction
      of identifying with thoughts
      and rest as your natural state
      of being.

      To stop allowing thoughts
      to dictate your experience
      and instead discover what
      is truly here beyond the

      It is to realize your natural

      Because your natural state is
      your natural state is peace,
      your natural state is free of all
      of this,
      all of this.

      Do you realize that your natural
      your birthright,
      is not some superficial emotional
      but one that every cell is
      vibrating with
      in a changeless state of love and
      peace -
      a state beyond what mind could possibly comprehend?

      And if you can taste that once,
      for one tiny instant,
      then you can do it twice.

      Then you can rest in your natural
      state for longer periods of time
      before being pulled back into

      And eventually, the duality
      between thoughts and peace
      ceases to exist.

      You begin to experience
      thoughts as energy.

      It's like you stop being involved
      with the lyrics to the song
      and simply enjoy the music,
      the simple beautiful joy of the music.

      The toilet still needs to be
      but you're no longer wearing
      the toilet as if it were a hat.

      It no longer defines you.

      You exist
      completely free of all of it
      as unconditioned and
      changeless beautiful peace.

      - Pelkyong, posted to The_Now2

      Love, not as an expression of separateness based on emotion, but as compassion, is that which holds the world together in Unicity. In Unicity we do not love others we ARE them.

      - Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

      The craziness,
      All the empty plots,
      All the ghosts and fears,

      All the grudges and sorrows have

      I must have inhaled
      A strange

      That finally



      - Hafiz, from The Gift: Translations by Daniel Ladinsky, posted to AlongTheWay

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