Tag: awakening

Haiku – find your middle ground

~ Without testing life We cannot prove anything. Reach to new limits ~ Live beyond the knowing Wonder at the unveiling. Break free from within. ~ Take time for stillness Seek balance in Yin with Yang. Find your Middle Ground   These words came…

The Insanity of the Human Condition

“In no way can I deny the insanity of the human condition. And yet, because there’s so much insanity, so much unconsciousness, it’s possible that there’s also the other side of it. Life is always balancing itself out. So, while all of this is…

Reflection – Winter and Self Inquiry

“Even with its storms, winter is the quietest time of year. There is nothing like the quiet after a storm. If you have had the privilege of being in the mountains right after a snowfall when there’s no wind, nothing moving, the snow is…

The Challenge

  How will you know how strong you are unless your strength is tested? How will you know how deep you are unless turmoil breaks your surface and forces you to dive? How will you know what sleeps inside until the whole of you…

Mind is like the Wind

“Mind is like the wind; your real Self is like space. The nature of the wind is to blow about, but it needs space in which to do that. You know of the wind only through the effects that you see, feel, and hear…

The Answer to Happiness

“Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.” ~ Wei Wu Wei I laughed out loud when I came across this quote. It’s a shocking truth. When we realize that…

Inspiration – Mind Merges with Heart

As mind merges inside the heart, true understanding awakens. You are the invisible inside the visible, the unmoving inside all movements. Like space moving in space glowing inside a thin skin called a human being.* ~ Mooji I had to smile as I read…

Reflection – The Two People Living in You

“Two people have been living in you all of your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, and calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The…

* Inspiration – Quiet Reflection

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…

* Inspiration – 3 Qualities of Spiritual Awakening

I heard an audio recording of Adyashanti some time ago and transcribed parts of his message that really resonated with me. Alas, I didn’t make a note of the actual source of the recording. But I hope you enjoy these notes and insights. When…

* Spiritual Self Inquiry is From the Neck Down

“Meditative self-inquiry is the art of asking a spiritually powerful question. And a question that is spiritually powerful always points us back to ourselves. Because the most important thing that leads to spiritual awakening is to discover who and what we are—to wake up…

* Awakening to What?

Most of us who see ourselves on a journey of evolution or spirituality, have a sense of awakening. But an awakening to what? I wonder if we all awaken to the same thing, or if we awaken to whatever we are ready to awaken to… Whatever…

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