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AWARENESS Of SUFFERING by Roger Hawkins



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Added by Cullen Anderson on May 13, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

"Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is." ~ Rumi

"Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is."

~ Rumi

Added by Cullen Anderson on July 31, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

The New Paradigm

The Divine is all around us, in us, and has always been Here, Now. It is not an energy or a mechanism. It is the Source of energy and mechanisms. We are in a new paradigm where there is no longer a master high above on a stage with the "students" sitting below wondering how many lifetimes until they become perfectly enlightened.



The new paradigm is friend-to-friend. The divine joke is that the unsatisfied ego condition wants to be "enlightened" because ego assumes it will then be… Continue

Added by Cullen Anderson on August 14, 2010 at 5:39am — No Comments

Instead Of Blaming The Darkness You Bring In The Light

“There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges ~ the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

Added by Cullen Anderson on June 7, 2010 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

Love Waits For You Everywhere --- by Scott Morrison









To be sure, we all have a great deal to learn from each other. However, the process of subtle arrogance and self deception in the spiritual

arena is perhaps the most damaging of all illusions. I am a Buddhist,

or a Yogi, or a Pagan, or a student of the Fourth Way or the Kaballah

or some other mystical or ecclectic school, and I imagine…

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Added by Cullen Anderson on March 11, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Eckhart Tolle on "Gratitude"

We are talking about a deeper gratitude. There are more superficial forms of gratitude, and that is not what we are talking about. By that I mean, to be grateful that someone else is worse off than you are… sometimes that is a source of gratitude. People say “Oh I really should be grateful, because look at this person – they are worse off than I am, so I should be grateful.” That’s not the true gratitude, that’s the gratitude that is arrived at through thinking, where you compare yourself to… Continue

Added by Cullen Anderson on January 13, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments

What we are looking for is What is looking (St Francis)

We do live in a body. God living in all these bodies simultaneously.
What an adventure. God Inside, who doesn't want to be known that way,
yet God nonetheless. So we have these imperfect human life stories
whilst all the time the Perfection Within is peering out of our eyes.
Wow. Maybe the imperfection of the human and the it's life story is a
constant reminder to look back within and Be who we really are.

Added by Cullen Anderson on December 29, 2009 at 2:47pm — 4 Comments

Just Be Here Now

It's as simple as being here in the now. Period. Not flashy, necessarily, yet oh so sweet and satisfying. So satisfying nothing else is wanted, or needed. We often want "higher states" to be this simple Presence. Sorry, there is no such thing as permanent higher states where lotus blossoms bloom where you have walked, the angels bow, and milk & honey is always available for your bowl of cherries. Just Be Still. Be in the moment, as it is,wanting nothing different from what is here… Continue

Added by Cullen Anderson on December 16, 2009 at 6:47pm — 4 Comments

Nisargadatta Maharaj http://www.abideinself.com/

A cool free film about Nisargadatta Maharaj http://www.abideinself.com/

Added by Cullen Anderson on November 27, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments

Pay It Forward With A Smile and A Kindness

Pay it Forward ~ A Reminder



Hello Lovely People



Today, please have a think about you can do today that can help somebody else....



Even if it is just a simple smile, it can make such a difference to somebody who is feeling sad, or somebody who has forgotten how to smile.



See how many people you can smile at today, and see how many people smile back <3 Be The One That Makes A Difference <3



Have a… Continue

Added by Cullen Anderson on November 25, 2009 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Quotes about JD Hazelworth's "That Which Always Is"

You cannot think your way into awareness. You are awareness. It just gets pointed out.

~ John Wheeler



So long as the play, the dream, seems real for the seeker, then the bottom line is that with some pointing to what is actually REAL, AND some pointing out what is NOT REAL, the suffering can end.

~Charlie Hayes



If I asked you, ‘What is wrong with right now, without thinking about it?’, what would you say? You have to pause for a moment and realise that if there… Continue

Added by Cullen Anderson on November 25, 2009 at 1:22am — No Comments

Tony Parsons on "Enlightenment"

I used to believe that people actually became enlightened, and that the event was similar to someone winning the jackpot in a national lottery. Once the price had been won, the beneficiary would thereafter be guaranteed permanent bliss, infallibility and incorruptible goodness.

In my ignorance, I thought these people had obtained and owned something that made them special and totally different from me. This illusory idea reinforced in me the belief that enlightenment was virtually… Continue

Added by Cullen Anderson on April 24, 2009 at 4:41pm — 4 Comments

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