#4156 - Sunday, February 6, 2011
Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4156, Sunday, February 6, 2011
As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.
- Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2
Life can be really and truly simple if we don't fight it.
- Ramesh S. Balsekar, from A Net of Jewels, posted to AlongTheWay
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
- The Buddha, posted to DailyDharma
We make a pretty Quilt
only to find no need of warmth.
- Mace Mealer
If you wish your misery to end,
seek also to lose your wisdom -
the wisdom born of human illusion,
that which lacks the light
of God's overflowing grace.
The wisdom of this world increases doubt;
the wisdom of Faith releases you into the sky.
- Rumi, Mathnawi, II: 3200-3203, from Rumi: Daylight, posted to Sunlight
So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head, as you would smile at the antics of a child. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it.
~ Eckhart Tolle, posted to The_Now2
If this me is not I, then
who am I?
If I am not the one who speaks, then
If this me is only a robe then
the one I am covering?
- Rumi, translation by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi, from Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved, posted to Sunlight