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Moment

This moment contains all moments. – C.S. Lewis

Sunset Music

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature. – Claude Debussy

State of Thought

What a man has, as well as what he is, is the result of the subjective state of his thought. – Ernest Holmes

Awe

It is one thing to get all the notes right; any number of unsocialized conservatory prodigies can do that. It is another to play the thoughts within the notes, the light around them, the darkness behind them, the silence at the end of the phrase. That is what inspires awe. -Alex Ross

Source & Heart

You need not get at it, for you are it. It will get at you, if you give it a chance. Let go your attachment to the unreal and the real will swiftly and smoothly step into its own. Stop imagining yourself being or doing this or that and the realization that you are the source and heart of all will dawn upon you. With this will come great love which is not choice or predilection, nor attachment, but a power which makes all things love-worthy and lovable. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Rhythm of Living

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. – Bruce Barton

Active Principle

There is the Power, the way that It works, and the result of Its operation; the Word, the law, and the effect; Intelligence, substance, and form; the Active Principle, the passive receptivity, and the relative condition. The Spirit of the Universe cannot change; the Soul of the Universe cannot change; the Body of the Universe cannot help changing. – Ernest Holmes

Peaceful Joy

When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth. – Rumi

Surrender

Surrender & Be Free

Love Within

Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole. – Ernest Holmes

Perceive

To understand is to perceive patterns. – Isaiah Berlin

Transcended

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended. – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Creative Power

The greatest discovery that man ever made was, that his thought has creative power; that is that it uses creative power. – Ernest Holmes

To Live

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde

Knowledge

As the Universe is run by an Infinite Mind, so man’s life is controlled by his thinking; ignorance of this keeps him bondage; knowledge will free him. – Ernest Holmes

Now is the Time

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows. – Rumi

All Good

I partake in the nature and bounty of the All Good and I am now surrounded by everything which makes life worth while. – Ernest Holmes

Sweetness of Paradise

The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood. – Johannes Jensen

You Are Not

You are not a walking mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. – Adyashanti

Sacred Waves

Whether the waves are high or low, it is just as sacred, and, as nobody, you are not harmed by it. Within this awakeness is the peace that surpasses understanding, and your life doesn’t need to be doing better. It can do just what life does; it just flows. You don’t care. – Adyashanti

The Novelty of Flow

Every time a surfer goes for a wave there’s the possibility of a wipeout. Every time a skateboarder is on a mega ramp, there’s a possibility of broken bones. Creative work provides you with the opportunity for risk. With everything thing you create, there’s always the risk that it might not strike a chord with its intended audience. That’s not a bad thing since it’s prerequisite for flow. Part of the reason creative people and extreme sports athletes are able to get into flow on a regular basis is because their environments provide novelty. – Flow Genome Project

Integrity

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. – R. Buckminster Fuller

Become Real

The more real you become inside, the more unreal becomes the surrounding world. The reality becomes “I”, and the world becomes unreal. The world is real or the “I” is real – both cannot be real. You are feeling that you are just a dream now; then the world is real. Change the emphasis. Become real, and the world will become unreal. -Osho

Emblem of Eternity

“I AM” is the secret of nature and the emblem of Eternity. – Science of Mind

Transform Yourself

The device is different, but the purpose is the same. Take a jump! Move! Transform yourself! Whatsoever you are, transform yourself from it. – Osho

Return to Source

When everything is seen as One, we return to the Source and stay where we have always been… – Seng-t’san

Awakeness/Awareness

Student: I’ve made up all of it? Adyashanti: The whole thing. But the awakeness in you is not dreaming. Only the mind is dreaming. It tells itself stories and wants to know if you’re progressing. When you shift into wakefulness, you realize, “Wait, it’s a dream. The mind is creating an altered state of reality, a virtual reality, but it’s not true – it’s just thought.” Thought can tell a million stories inside of awareness, and it’s not going to change awareness one bit. The only thing that’s going to change is the way the body feels. If you tell yourself a sad story, the body reacts to that. And if you tell yourself a self-aggrandizing story, the body feels all puffed up, confident. But when you realize it’s all stories, there can be a vast waking up out of the mind, out of the dream. You don’t awaken, what has eternally been awake realizes itself. That which is eternally awake is what you are.

Into the Unknown

What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness into the mystery of what we have not yet become. – David Malouf, An Imaginary Life

Healer

Rest then in that peace and love and do as you will, as you wish, as you feel. Let there be an end to worry when this is accomplished. The great healer of distortions is love. – Ra

Follow Then

Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear. – Buddha