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
THE PHARISEES SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, “WHY DOES YOUR TEACHER EAT WITH TAX COLLECTORS AND SINNERS?” -MATTHEW 9:11 If you wish to get in touch with the reality of a thing, the first thing you must understand is that every idea distorts reality and is a barrier to seeing reality. The idea is not the reality, the idea “wine” is…Continue reading Fearless and Free
All the voices you will find here, on this page, including my own, are only here, so that you look for yourself, examine and discover. If you only agree on what you read without examining it for yourself, so it is not an intelligent way to read what I offer. Or if you wish to disagree or discuss what you…Continue reading If you don’t know how to tie a bow yourself, it’s easy to say that to tie a bow is impossible
Fear is one of the greatest obstacles to a fulfilled life. By fear I mean mainly the psychological fear that hinders each creativity, development, joy, observation, reflection, contemplation and discovery. Psychological fear and anxiety may have many apparent causes. It can be deeply rooted in the subconscious, it can come from earlier experiences or from fixed, ingrown beliefs. Psychological fear…Continue reading Psychological Fear
I often say that knowing yourself is crucial if you really want to know the human, if you want to know life and reality in its fullness, and not only as you think them to be. Self-knowledge, self-wisdom does not mean, however, that one indulges in any religious or mystical meditation or practice, while asking again and again, “Who am…Continue reading No answers. No conclusions. Just watching.
There is the possibility to fall in love with life itself. Not only with some aspects of the lived story, which are linked to conditions, but with life itself as it unfolds moment to moment. When you can fall in love with every movement of your hand, in every gesture, with the breath in your chest, with the sounds, fragrances,…Continue reading When you can fall in love with the crumbs on the table, you will no longer be interested in spinning stories
TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, UNLESS YOU TURN AND BECOME LIKE CHILDREN, YOU WILL NEVER ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. – MATTHEW 18:3 The first quality that strikes one when one looks into the eyes of a child is its innocence: its lovely inability to lie or wear a mask or pretend to be anything other than what it is.…Continue reading A disgust so powerful that it will shatter the chains of dependence and deceit, that have been forged around your soul
I do not know if it has always been this way and when it happened that we started to live disconnected from our bodies, our senses, feelings, and from the stillness of our inner being, our quiet and powerful center. It must be somehow possible that not everyone is born with the same degree of disconnection, because I could observe…Continue reading But who was it that told us this story about ourselves, in which we believe so fanatically, so desperately?
Self-centeredness seems to me to be one of the most important issues in this beautiful world. But what is this self-centeredness at all? And is it really necessary? It seems that self-centeredness starts with the main focus on the particular body, that one feels to be. This follows the focus on the particular mindset, meaning – particular thought-set that seems…Continue reading Is it only through this identification with the body and mind that we can look at everything else that is here?
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
At the beginning of next week, the names of the teachers will be called out on my work, who will have to face layoffs at the end of the month. If this is my name, it means quite a change in our income as well as a job search. My mother and my both brothers are once again involved in…Continue reading If you really want to touch deeper dimensions of yourself, then at some point you have to meet the human within you. Without running away, without suppressing, without projecting, without scapegoats.
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
Failure is an opportunity.If you blame someone else,there is no end to the blame. Therefore the Masterfulfills her own obligationsand corrects her own mistakes.She does what she needs to doand demands nothing of others. ————————————————-When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.Having realized it, he admits it.Having admitted it, he corrects it.He considers those who point out his faultsas his…Continue reading No angels, but aware of their own faulty humanity. Willing to take responsibility and learn from it
The presence of who you are is so far beyond any question of enlightenment or un-enlightenment. And then you are enlightened. But it is not the I who asks the question, you see, that’s still a thought “Am I enlightened?” True inquiry is really examining all of those places where you have assigned your identity. And one of the places,…Continue reading True inquiry is examining all of those places where you have assigned your identity