Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 05

From Orthodoxy to Paradoxy

The whole place is you. It’s like the functioning mind, the controlling mind, wants an orthodoxy. It wants to land somewhere. It wants one place. So we’ve got to move from orthodoxy to paradoxy. We’ve got to move to, “Is awareness both nowhere, vast and infinite and also here?” It’s like the field is awake …

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Nov 05

Things I Wish I’d Told Myself when I was Younger

Once you notice that finding an answer to your life is more important than anything else, make a personal commitment to achieve this thing and go for it. Make it your life’s career. 1. Question your actions, decisions and reactions. Why are you doing what you’re doing? Be very honest. 2. Don’t do anything that …

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Nov 05

And All Shall Be Well

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning; At the source of the longest river The …

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Nov 05

Quote of the Moment

“Philosophers ask me, “Who is chosing not to think (to identify with the mind-made story)? Is it something that happens to me or am I doing it?” And, of course, the answer is, “When it looks to you *as if* you were choosing not to think, then that is what’s happening.” So all those arguments, …

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Nov 05

Once Seen, Never Forgotten

Thomas Traherne was an English seer and poet who noted in his Meditations (3/60) … “This spectacle once seen, will never be forgotten. It is a great part of the beatific vision. A sight of Happiness is Happiness. It transforms the Soul and makes it Heavenly, it powerfully calls us to communion with God, and …

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Nov 05

Sins of Omission

A nursing aid at a retirement home noticed an elderly gent sitting by himself in the lounge apparently sunk in deep reflection. “Hello Les, what are you thinking about?” she asked. “I was just thinking about my sins of omission.” Les replied somewhat mournfully. “What do you mean, your sins of omission?” the aid asked. …

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Nov 05

Benediction

May the longtime sun shine upon you, All love surround you, And the pure light within you Guide your way on. Guide your way on. Words: Traditional. Music: unknown. Listen to it sung by Snatam Kaur

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