Quiet Reflection
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Part of our spiritual growth is coming to a place of contentment and surety. Yet when we are so sure about our awakening, why do so many of us feel the need to talk about it…

There’s a part of me that wants to convince others and set them free, but its also likely to be the ego-mind looking for validation and recognition of what I have “accomplished”. Or perhaps wanting reassurance that I have got it “right”.

To truly awaken is to let go of our identity as a separate small “self” and embrace the non duality of existence – being awareness itself, or being one with the universal “Self”.

As Mooji says “Just remain empty of identity and intention. Keep quiet.”

Mooki quote

So my intention is to be quiet and set the ego mind aside… and be empty of further intention.

When people ask for guidance then I will give it with kindness, but will not try to convince others.

People find their path and the truth when they are ready.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

47 comments on “* Inspiration – Quiet Reflection

  1. Guilty as charged!! I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to “help” someone who DID NOT WANT MY BRAND OF HELP! 😉 Wise words from Mooji…I shall be mindful ❤

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  2. I’ve learned to “zip it” as I’ve gotten older. 🙂 ❤

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  3. Hi Val, I wonder am I alone in not being interested in spiritual growth. I simply don’t get it why so many people are so concerned about it.

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  4. Sage advice Val! I too have learned this lesson over time, and it actually brings so much freedom to each of us when we understand this wisdom. 💕💜💕

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  5. Wise words, Val. Thank you.

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  6. Amen, “when they are ready”…Namaste

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  7. Hope you don’t mind me asking, but are you a follower if Mooji? I was and got disillusioned some time ago. Am tempted to try again but also have gone back to Yogananda. Very lost and stressed right now. Anyou words of wisdom would be welcome.

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    • Ellen, good to see you here. I have lots of respect and admiration for Mooji … and many other sages of the past an present. I also lean towards the Buddha’s wisdom. “Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.”
      Finding what is right within ourselves brings peace and acceptance in this chaotic world. May you find it for yourself 💕

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  8. Very wise words, Val. When people are ready, they search to find their path. Namaste.

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  9. 👍👍👍
    Only a fertile Soil can Produce …. Just as Only an Expecting Heart (Fertile Heart) can receive, you can’t force them to receive, even when you do, it won’t yield result unlike an expecting heart .
    “People find their path and the truth when they are ready”
    Nice words…. & thanks for sharing

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  10. OrionBrightStar

    Beautiful post and image oozing a sanguine vibration, great work and share, thank you, regards, Barry

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  11. Very true, Val. It’s good to offer advice, but only the person being offered it can choose to use it or not… it isn’t a thing to be forced. Hopefully, though, that little inspiration switch will flick itself to the ‘on’ position.

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  12. Well said, Val; there’s little more irritating to others than one’s uninvited philosophical musings on the metaphysical. Take my blog for example . . . 😉 H ❤


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  13. Be open. Listen. Adjust your sails if necessary.
    And let others steer their own shoes.

    After all, what do we know about the path that they are on . . .

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  14. your non ego mind
    gently influences me, Val 🙂

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  15. I’ve been thinking of retreating into silence and just freeing myself from intentions for some time now. Thank you =) Namaste.

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  16. so true, so interesting, so difficult At Times to achieve. maybe, I could go to the hardware store and buy myself a few rolls of duct tape for my mouth! LOL
    thanks for sharing these very good reminders 🙂 cheers, Peace, Debi

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  17. Clear and concise. Thank you! I’ve fallen into this trap several times and jumped right back into ego-ic turmoil. The stance of no-stance is where we can thrive peacefully.

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  18. I can relate to this post Val sometimes when we think we can help we should just smile and let the person vent without guiding them. I had someone who felt frustrated and disappointed about a decision today and usually I would try to help, but today I decided it was not my job and that I would just listen instead. Listening for me is a big challenge, sometimes the person can solve the problem by themselves

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    • I hear you Kath. It was the same for me until I did my Coach training and had to really practice! Listening can be a challenge … until we see it as a real gift for the other person ( and a lesson in patience and mindfulness for ourselves!)

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  19. What a lovely post. The first image is amazing!

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