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The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
Michelangelo
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. Michelangelo
If you think that getting what you want will make you happy then you will never be happy.
Happiness that is dependant on your circumstances is nothing more than the slavery of the mind to the senses.
This is why religion and philosophy teaches us to be free from desire. Not because you shouldn’t want things or enjoy things, but because you shouldn’t be dependant on them.
Let go of desire and the need to have everything as you want it to be.
Try it.
Find out for yourself that the happiness you are seeking has been there all along.
If you think that getting what you want will make you happy then you will never be happy. Happiness that is dependant on your circumstances is nothing more than the slavery of the mind to the senses. This is why religion and philosophy teaches us to be free from desire. Not because you shouldn’t want things or enjoy things, but because you shouldn’t be dependant on them. Let go of desire and the need to have everything as you want it to be. Try it. Find out for yourself that the happiness you are seeking has been there all along.
That madness in your mind, that you want no one else to see.
The dark shadows, irrational thoughts, confusion and chaos.
It is the same in all of us.
This is the nature of the mind - light, dark and everything in between.
When we can accept the madness - the dualistic and conflicting nature of the mind, and view the mind with compassion and non-judgement, instead of being terrified of by it, we can find peace; our inner demons no longer have the power to torment and torture us.
The mind goes from a raging sea of anger, frustration, pain and resistance to an ocean of calm, peace, clarity, wisdom and self-knowledge.
That madness in your mind, that you want no one else to see. The dark shadows, irrational thoughts, confusion and chaos. It is the same in all of us. This is the nature of the mind - light, dark and everything in between. When we can accept the madness - the dualistic and conflicting nature of the mind, and view the mind with compassion and non-judgement, instead of being terrified of by it, we can find peace; our inner demons no longer have the power to torment and torture us. The mind goes from a raging sea of anger, frustration, pain and resistance to an ocean of calm, peace, clarity, wisdom and self-knowledge.
We build deities to worship and devils to fear to try and externalise the light and shadow that is within us. It feels safer for our light and our darkness to be ‘out there’ instead of ‘in here’. It is only when we take responsibility for, and ownership of, the complexities, contrasts and chaos of our inner world, and view this madness with compassion and non-judgement, that we can master the mind and find freedom from suffering.
We build deities to worship and devils to fear to try and externalise the light and shadow that is within us. It feels safer for our light and our darkness to be ‘out there’ instead of ‘in here’. It is only when we take responsibility for, and ownership of, the complexities, contrasts and chaos of our inner world, and view this madness with compassion and non-judgement, that we can master the mind and find freedom from suffering.
Our experience is a mental construct. It has no existence outside of the mind. 
Everything we think, feel, see, hear and believe that we know, is nothing more than an internal hallucination. This includes our sense of self. It is all a mirage of the mind. None of it is really happening. It is all the swirl of our imagination.
Knowing this is liberation.
Our experience is a mental construct. It has no existence outside of the mind. Everything we think, feel, see, hear and believe that we know, is nothing more than an internal hallucination. This includes our sense of self. It is all a mirage of the mind. None of it is really happening. It is all the swirl of our imagination. Knowing this is liberation.
The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body & flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms & clasp it for the divine life it is - the nice, sanitary, harmonious moments as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones.
Sue Monk Kidd
The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body & flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms & clasp it for the divine life it is - the nice, sanitary, harmonious moments as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones. Sue Monk Kidd
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Peter J. Tanous
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Peter J. Tanous
I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.
Hermann Hesse
I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us. Hermann Hesse
It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.
Jocelyn Soriano
It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams. Jocelyn Soriano
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
Marcus Aurelius
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. Marcus Aurelius
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Plato
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Plato
Wise people realize that all happiness and suffering depend upon the mind, and so they seek happiness from the mind itself. They do not rely on external sources, as they understand that the causes of happiness are complete within themselves. If we realize this, then whether we face problems caused by other beings or material things, they won't be able to hurt us much at all.
Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima
Wise people realize that all happiness and suffering depend upon the mind, and so they seek happiness from the mind itself. They do not rely on external sources, as they understand that the causes of happiness are complete within themselves. If we realize this, then whether we face problems caused by other beings or material things, they won't be able to hurt us much at all. Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima
Without fabrication, may I recognize my natural face, and resolve that all phenomena are the expression of this nature.
Chokgyur Lingpa
Without fabrication, may I recognize my natural face, and resolve that all phenomena are the expression of this nature. Chokgyur Lingpa
If your mind is grasping for anything or trying to run from anything then you can not be at peace.
If your mind is grasping for anything or trying to run from anything then you can not be at peace.
Saying goodbye to the peace and stillness of Provence. Taking my little sister to Disneyland tomorrow🌓😱🌗
Saying goodbye to the peace and stillness of Provence. Taking my little sister to Disneyland tomorrow🌓😱🌗
Evening meditation at the chateau🌞🙏🏻🌞
Evening meditation at the chateau🌞🙏🏻🌞
The end of another amazing retreat. Thank you to all of our guests and my incredible team for making the magic happen 🙏🏻
The end of another amazing retreat. Thank you to all of our guests and my incredible team for making the magic happen 🙏🏻
Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable.
Terrance McKenna
Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable. Terrance McKenna