We are perfection in process.
There is no perfect meditation or bad meditation. Every meditation is the meditation you needed
May I suggest a deeper and somewhat unusual perspective on who you are? You are not just a person, and you are not IN the Universe. You ARE the Universe, which IN YOU is awakening, experiencing itself, becoming conscious. That consciousness is who you are in essence. We are all fleeting expressions of it. The Universe awakens THROUGH experiencing challenges and limitations. That means YOU awaken and deepen through your challenges, as does humanity as a whole. So welcome or at least accept all that life brings you. Change what can be changed, otherwise surrender to what IS. Feel the Presence within you as the background to every experience. Know that, as Jesus put it, you are the light of the world.
—Eckhart Tolle (via sun-hawk)
the eternal hush of Silence
goes on and on throughout all this,
and has been going on, and will go on and on.
—Jack Kerouac (via unconditionedconsciousness)
The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.
—St. Augustine (via unconditionedconsciousness)
If you think you have got it, or arrived at some final state, then it is certainly not that. If you think you have not got it, or not yet arrived at some final state, then it is certainly not that. If you think you had it but then lost it, you certainly never had anything, and if you think you can get it back again, you are sorely deluded. Life is a never-ending freefall into not knowing what you have got or lost, or where you stand in anything that ever happens.
—Unmani Liza Hyde (via oceanandwave)
The Sun rises and sets in the sky that it never calls ‘sky’. What never changes?
The Universe expands and contracts. What never changes?
Organisms are born and pass away into deep rest. What never changes?
The breath goes in and out, in and out. What never changes?
Seasons transform in the blink of an eye. What never changes?
You taste it all: Laughter and tears, bliss and boredom, the slings and arrows of existence. What never changes?
What never changes is the constancy of change. You can always depend on it. Change is absolutely trustworthy.
And in the midst of inevitable change, what never changes? That which knows change as change. That which recognises change. That which sees change doesn’t change with change, otherwise there could be no recognition of change. The recognition, because of the contrast, is an expression of infinite intelligence.
You are present, changeless and unmoving, never changing with change but standing in fascination and awe and wonder at the ever-changing display of life itself. You naturally embrace change but never yourself change. Change is never your enemy but your most loyal ally and partner. It is the reason manifestation can be experienced at all.
Thoughts, sensations, feelings. Galaxies moving in the darkness, planets whirling around their familiar orbits, the birds chirping spontaneous songs of joy in springtime, your grandma’s ashes scattered by the river in which she splashed as a child, never knowing what was to come. All of this spilled out of your ancient heart. You couldn’t withhold all that creativity.
—Jeff Foster (via oceanandwave)