A good traveler has no fixed plansand is not intent upon arriving.A good artist lets his intuitionlead him wherever it wants.A good scientist has freed himself of conceptsand keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the Master is available to all peopleand doesn’t reject anyone.He is ready to use all situationsand doesn’t waste anything.This is called embodying the light.…Continue reading ZEN and the great difference between conscience and consciousness
Questioning is not an intellectual process that should encourage us to think more. It is also not about asking questions and finding answers with which we can agree or disagree. It is not about finding a pleasing answer, an answer that just suits us best in the current situation, allows us to feel at home in its false security, but…Continue reading We question in order to explore, look and discover the truth for ourselves
Now, let us look at the way we live daily. On the one hand, we allow ourselves to be victimized by the past, and on the other hand, we go on creating conditionings. We go on conditioning ourselves. We go on limiting, conditioning, polluting ourselves, creating a new Prarabdham, a new destiny for ourselves. How do we do that? See…Continue reading How our own conditionings are created, and is there an alternative way of living?
One can imagine a lot under “observation and contemplation of life”. So I want to make it a little clearer what I mean by that. When I observe and describe life, I can do it from many perspectives. I can observe and talk about my own life, that is, my life story, and that of everyone around me. I can…Continue reading Do you really know that, which is closest to you?
There is peace only in freedom. One who lives in slavery knows no peace. Slavery stimulates restlessness, uneasiness, which is the essence of disharmony and disorder. The world we are living in today is full of suffering, misery, uneasiness; expressed in aggression, exploitation of one another, and violence. Individually and collectively, at home in the family, and there at the…Continue reading To be born in a human form is a great responsibility, because you have to be simultaneously in two fields: the man-made field, and that which is not touched by man
Part of what meditation is, as we are sitting there, just being, literally just being. And when your mind is moving, you see how arbitrary the inner dialog is, how conditioned it is, that it is actually old, old, old. It’s almost automatic. And when you see it, then you see that it has run your life, it has defined…Continue reading You have an option, where do you put attention
When we become still. When we sit down and become very present our awareness starts to move underneath the known self, underneath the ego. Not that you are trying to get rid of it or do anything with it. You are just noticing that the known self, the self that you think about is just a collection of thoughts and…Continue reading The awareness that is watching this moment is also the awareness that notices the self that you imagined yourself to be
During one of his silent meditation days, Adyashanti leads this guided meditation that focuses on stillness, listening, and using your breath as a guide. By sitting down for meditation, you are accepting the commitment to just be still. As you rest into your being and your body rests into stillness, your mind can adjust to this new environment and relax…Continue reading The Art of Listening
Today, on my walk, I once again listened to this wonderful and wise lady and at the same time observed myself. A thought came to me that the fact, that hardly anyone listens to Toni, not even in the pseudo-spiritual circles, is actually an excellent proof for the state of consciousness of our humanity, where everyone assumes to know and…Continue reading A state of consciousness of our humanity, where everyone assumes to know and hardly anyone really looks
There is a proverb about good intentions. It says: The road to hell is paved with good intentions, which means that good intentions not only are useless, but also evil and dangerous. The old expression, which can be found in German, as well as in English, Polish and Danish, can be of course interpreted in different ways. Some of the…Continue reading It is about watching, questioning, and finding out which way to be, speak, and act brings greater fruits
Spirituality is not concerned with treating symptoms such as depression, anger, grief, illnesses, addiction, selfishness or trying to alleviate them, for example with breathing exercises and other esoteric practices. Spirituality goes far beyond that and asks for the origin, both the origin of the symptoms and the origin of everything that is here. Spirituality is also not really interested in…Continue reading Spirituality works with the tools of a true scientist
In this meditation, we investigate our search for happiness. We discover that happiness does not depend on circumstances but instead only on that which takes place in our mind and heart. To experience continuous peace and happiness is to say ‘yes’ to our current circumstances, and ‘yes’ is a choice we make moment to moment. Happiness is what we are,…Continue reading Nothing Can Make You Happy
Is it possible to be the presence of this moving stuff? It’s always moving. It’s never the same from one moment to the next, if there is some alertness. Because if we think it’s the same, than we think the same thoughts, and therefore it appears to be the same. But this body-mind, the senses are constantly changing, picking up…Continue reading It’s hard to be simple, isn’t it? Or is it?
Is this what I am? My images? The images that are there in the brain? Connected with strong, potent physical feelings and emotions, sensations? Is that what I am? It certainly feels that way. Doesn’t it? That the feeling runs deep. And the holding on to it runs deep, because (…) we do want to survive. As a physical organism…Continue reading Is this what I am? My images?
If we don’t listen completely with our listening programs in abeyance, then we hear according to the way the brain is conditioned to think. And the brain is conditioned to thing in the opposites. If not this then one automatically concludes or thought concludes that it must be the other. It is so vital that we become aware of this…Continue reading Are we ever in touch with the chaotic mind? Really in touch with it?