Everything that happened, you never saw it coming.
The greatest things in your life, you did not expect
—they simply unfolded.
As you begin to recognise and accept this,
you relax and see that your life is unfolding
inside a greater harmony.
Free will, destiny, all of these things
are only pertaining to your body-mind expression,
not to your real Self, which is beyond all that.
It does not matter what comes up.
What matters is who you are,
the one perceiving it.
“The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour”
– Scott Peck
There really is no greater satisfaction that you can imagine than the kind of personal relationship wherein you can trust a being who is other than you – and not under your control – to do for you what you want because they want to and like it. So, in the same way, you on your side would want to do something for them in that same ideal so as to give pleasure to them.
Surm-hävitaja-muutus on parimad spirituaalsed õpetajad. Nad õpetavad meid elama siin ja praegu ehk hetkes. Umbes nii, et lase lahti kõigest ja vaata, mis jääb. See, mis jääb, see me olemegi. See, mis jääb on tõde.
Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.
Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
~ Eckhart Tolle
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don’t have an attitude problem; you have a perception problem.
Remember, the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own.
~ Trulshik Rinpoche