Mooji Inspiration – Mind Play

Don’t be in front of the mind. Be behind the mind.
Then you can observe the mind—if you even care to.
As soon as it becomes clear to you that you are outside the bubble of the mind play,
you are immediately in a different atmosphere.
You are in the atmosphere of the Self and far too joyful to be bothered by as small a thing as the mind.*

~ Mooji

Its good to be in the company of Mooji, with his lightheartedness and joy for life. What a wonderful reminder to not take ourselves so seriously, especially the bubble of mind play.

Go burst a few thought bubbles today!

 

*Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1609-1611). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

Inspiration – Mind Merges with Heart

shining light within

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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 these words from Mooji …. I’m feeling a bit thin skinned today

When I’m feeling thin skinned, and easily irritated, I feel separate with my thoughts. Its time to open my heart and connect to the understanding that lies there.

This is a lovely reminder to being awareness to where our minds are. Are you attuned to your heart?

Please join me in taking a Middle Ground Pause, and breathe into the loving space glowing inside.

Namaste

*Mooji. White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 3181-3182). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

* Inspiration – Lighthouse

lighthouse

“I am not a library, I am a lighthouse. You have to attune yourself to my vibration. Don’t bother studying me. Just tune in and soon you will discover the vibration of the Self.

To try and study takes a long time. If you tune in, you actually expand a hundred times faster than studying, but it requires a trusting and a letting go —the thing your mind is most afraid of.”*

~ Mooji

The answer is not from the words, it’s the knowing beyond the words. When I tune in to Mooji’s light, it helps me to let go and brings me Home.

Namaste

 

* Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1549-1552). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

* Reflection – spiritual cowbell

cows with cowbells

“When you meet the Master, he puts a spiritual cowbell around your neck so that wherever you go, both he and you know where you each are and so can laugh together. For when you hear that bell, you are immediately reminded of your inseparableness from the Master.”* ~ Mooji

I smiled when I read this today. Have you noticed others with cowbells? They are the peeps that we immediately feel attuned and connected to. We seem to be drawn to each other like magnets.

Walking along the street in Philadelphia the other day, I felt the cow bell vibration with a few people among the crowds. We made eye contact and smiled.

And then I thought back to how I was earlier in life as I walked along the street. As a young child, I wanted people to see me. I wanted to be noticed and for people to admire me. But I was told that people didn’t like show offs, and so I became someone who tried to go unnoticed in the street.

When I walked down a city street I avoided eye contact and kept my gaze to the ground. After all, I was also told that there could be mean people out there. As an adult I saw the evidence of this belief, as most people were also looking downwards….

When I started to look up, I wonder if it was the recognition of our connectedness  or that I became self assured to hold my head up high and really see…

 

* Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1546-1548). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

* Inspiration – Self Inquiry and Dreadlocks

Mooji

“You know, in Jamaica, when we make dreadlocks in our hair, we keep twisting and twisting, but in the beginning they simply do not stay.

For a while nothing seems to be happening but you must just keep twisting and putting some beeswax in it. Then one day you wake up and it has all come together by itself, and you say, ‘Wow, it just did it by itself.’ Afterwards, the whole process just continues naturally.

Self-inquiry is a bit like this.” 

~ Mooji *

I love this analogy from Mooji.

Whether we want to bring about change, or intend to evolve as human beings, the answer lies in commitment and consistent practice. Only then will will reach the feeling of natural ease.

Spiritual self inquiry requires this, along with courage and an open heart to uncover who we truly are.

Namaste

*Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1464-1467). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

* Inspiration – Losing and Finding

self discovery

“Every now and then, life causes you to lose your phone, lose your job, lose your relationship, the things you think are important, so you can see that you have a full life independent of them.

There are many things you feel are so essential, but without them, you find you still have your Self, which is more than all of them put together.

You cannot lose your Self. This is the most important thing.”

~ Mooji *

Have you ever given yourself this gift?

I know, it probably didn’t feel like a gift at the time…

I appreciate this reminder that we are all in essence spiritual beings. It is the core part of ourselves that never changes. This true Self is accepting and always there, no matter what circumstances our small self finds itself in.

Coming into meditation and prayer in times of trouble allows us to feel the stillness within and connect to our true Self and Source within us all.

 

*Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1452-1455). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

* You as the Perceiver

be the perceiver

 

Whatever happens in your head is not you.

Whatever happens in your body is not you.

Whatever happens in the world is not you.

Whatever happens is not you.

Yet none of it can exist without you, the perceiver of it all.*

~ Mooji

When we get sucked up into the pounding emotions of the world around us, and listen to the media that fans the fires of fear, this becomes a really powerful message.

Becoming detached from what we thought was a part of ourselves, sets us free… and brings more discernment and balance into our lives.

Take a moment to consider. “Am I too attached to something that is not supporting my wellbeing?”

This question in itself will help you step back and enter the space of the perceiver.

p.s. The other answer to your question is yes – chocolate can also support our well being.

 

*Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1382-1384). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.