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David Ick – ONE

Our only limitation is our sense of limits. The illusion we can control only when we think it is real, just like us magician can not cheat when you know how a trick is done. Knowing the Oneness and the manifestation of ‘reality’ through thought, we can create the illusion that we like, fully aware that this is what we do. Unleashing mind you fear, doubt and a sense of the limitations, we can live in an illusory paradise knowing that we are a paradise – One.

We talk about how we separated from Oneness, but the term I use only for simplicity. In fact, we do not separate. I can not be, because one is always one. Specifically, we fell for the illusion of separation, duality and polarity, and as such create a holographic illusion of separation. We do not need to reconnect, we just have to realize that we have never been separated. The sense of division indoctrinated illusion. Seemingly experience separation occurs when we close our heart chakra, our direct connection to the Oneness, and become mesmerized by the illusory world of ‘head’ of the mind. The heart chakra or vortex equilibrium is the point other six major chakras, this is an expression of Oneness: a balance of everything. That’s what the “love”: a balance of everything. Balance – Oneness in awareness of itself – no poles between which would vibrate. The One can not oscillate because there can be only one ‘one’. As I have experienced in the Amazon, Oneness does not vibrate, it is quiet. Therefore, spiritual people talk about peace in the heart. They speak of peace Oneness that we express through the heart vortex. What do we say when we are faced with troubles’ of the world? “It hurts my heart because” i “It breaks my heart.” These feelings relate to Oneness observing the illusion of the heart and empathy with other expressions of the One who suffer the consequences of illusory disconnection. My heart aches because I know that does not have to be that way, and I know that there could be only if we cast off the chains that bind us to the illusion.

Are you experiencing the world through the heart, not the head, overall, our reality is transformed. Instead of thinking ‘what to do, we feel, or know it in your heart, the place where we feel love or feel pain. It is our relationship with the One in our state of captivity in the Matrix. The Illuminati are constantly trying to close a heart swirl through events that promote fear, resentment and desire for revenge. The entire world economic system is arranged to that end – to encourage competition and conflict that share a sense of one cycle and create everyday stress that comes from the race for material sleep ‘and illusory’ success’, or attempts to survive on the crumbs left behind by those expelled in stampede to the trough potion. It is harder to open your heart if you hate a man who was on the job that you want, or when the moon lasts far longer than wages. To create the energy of fear on which depend their masters, the Illuminati must close the heart chakra, because only then can we be influenced by emotional states in which the heart knows that only the illusion of the mind. Energy flows where attention is focused, they say, and we are under pressure to focus their attention on fear, resentment, revenge and survival. Frustration strongly suppresses heart. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that people with high aggressiveness and hostility are seven times more likely to die of heart attacks than those with a low score. These emotions close the heart chakra and reduce the flow of energy, which creates a pressurized field of energy that the physical heart manifests as a heart attack. This is the mechanism by which stress causes heart disease. Well, if you do not let their reality these manipulated emotions rises above them, but they do not manage our health and the way in which we see ourselves and others. When we feel and know in your heart, we find empathy with all other expressions of the One. The heart can not be identified by the fact that the American or British, Jew or Arab. It is identified only with Oneness, balance, fairness and justice for all. Heart love what they believe is right, no matter what or who they are. Those who manipulate the John Wayne mentality in America in order to get support for their wars of conquest would have had no chance when he addressed an open heart. Heart would immediately rejected the idea of violence against anyone. The heart knows that it only creates more violence and that any violence assault One of yourself. With an open heart to all wars stopped for lack of interest in them. But the Illuminati bypass the wisdom of the heart and aim at the head of a reality perceived in terms of ‘we’ and ‘they’, the good guys (us) and bad guys (they). Head believes that the American or British, Arab or Jew. She sees only the parts, not the whole. He believes in light and dark, right and left, right and wrong; and such hardened beliefs create illusory duality. The head adjusts to what you ‘see to it confirmed her beliefs and see what she says to see. An example of this is the belief in God blessed America, Land of the Free, which meets God-given destiny makers of peace and justice worldwide by encouraging violence and injustice. Every ideology Matrix in action. Ideology is the illusion that there is only one way, but its advocates are fanatics who, in their arrogant obsession with him, trying to impose their beliefs on others. How can there be only one way if you’re dealing with infinity? There can only be a myriad of ways because the Infinite omnipotence. Wisdom is diversity; j s ideology. . . , And> simply stupid. Wilson Bryan Key writes:

“The moment one accepts objective reality, eternal truth, he became vulnerable, susceptible to manipulation and extremely vulnerable to exploitation. He ceased to function as an autonomous, creative individual who is considering living in an integrated, interdependent world. “

If you can give the name or title of what you eat and what you believe, Matrix keeps you in hand. I do not care if you call yourself an American, Arab, Jew, Australian, African or a Chinese; You are thinking in terms of fragmentation and small. Or are you a Christian, Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim? Then you Matrix holds. It is an ideology, belief in an absolute truth in endless possibilities. There is never only one answer. Proponents of these religions will vehemently deny that this ideology, especially Buddhism. But as soon as you can call it a name, then it is. The truth is simple; we all just are. It is a force without a name.

When you “think” and observe an open heart, we approach the infinite balance, love, wisdom, knowledge. Intuition becomes a guide who leads us through the maze of manipulation that captures the head in the illusion that it is considered real. See does not believe; even feel does not believe; to know is to believe, or more precisely, to know is to know. The belief is an illusion of the mind. When we submit to the heart, the head begins to observe the reality of other, broader perspective. In doing so, it becomes one with the heart, and what we think and feel become one because they are united and they know. When this happens, the soul of this Armistice Day; War is over. Inner peace becomes outer peace because the two only one. The conflict in the Outer ‘world is only a reflection of the war in all of us. You reconcile with ourselves, we patched things up with life itself, j s r we are life itself. When we do that, the Illuminati will not be as it will be erased from our understanding of reality, just as the man could not see his daughter. The Illuminati are also illusions of our minds, such as the brain, which are trying to program. Even our minds outside the brain illusions. It’s the same with the heart chakra, although it is an illusion higher level. It is just steps to the right, comprehensive Oneness, where there is no heart or soul is not the head; just balance everything, Omniscience, which simply ‘is’. Illusion (mind) creates the illusion (reality). Oneness of all is the only truth, everything else is illusion. Mystic, Sri Aurobindo Ghose brilliantly described the cure for all of the above:

“Not only did we have to break the trap of the mind and feelings, but also we need to escape from the snare of the thinker, traps theologians and church builder, network Words and Ideas shackles. All this is in us and is waiting to walled spirit form; but we must always go beyond, always discard less for the greater, finally doing the Infinite; We must be willing to move from enlightenment to enlightenment, from experience to experience, from the condition of the soul to a state of the soul … We must not be tied even to the truth in which we believe most firmly because they are only forms and expressions of indescribable which refuses to be limited in any form or expression. “

We are not our bodies. We are not our brains. We are not even our thoughts. We are silent, peace between them. Even when we think we are expanding the illusion. We live in a world that is arranged so as to be neither of these is not quiet. At each door to the One are the guardians. They keep us busy, busy, busy to keep the chatter of the mind. The development of cities concentrates people and stress, movement and noise.

Where is the silence? Where is the peace? They are in us and it is a place where we need to go in order to experience one. Worth every day to take the time to calm the mind and enter the silence and peace, where knowledge is waiting to speak with us. Sri Aurobindo said: “In order to discover a new country to us, we leave behind the old.”

Meditation is one way of achieving this, although I prefer to call sitting in peace. I can hear many nonsense about meditation, this or that method. I met many meditation addicts who are no more enlightened than those who are thus never engaged. I met many addicts to psychoactive drugs in a similar situation. It’s not in meditation or drugs, but that where you will let you take one, or, more precisely, where you let yourself take her.

Sit still, at least for me, means to surrender to your heart and let it lead you home. If you have never worked, it can be frustrating trying to stop the rattle in his head. So do not even try. Do you do this, you are giving her strength through its attention. Do not try to do anything, just be. It takes strength of mind: repeating this you will discover that chatter stops and you can enter in a timeless state of Oneness where there are no questions, not even a word; There is only knowledge, stay. It’s like taking a deep breath, step back a step and look at life from a different perspective. What you believe it is so important is becoming less important when disappear division and unity is all that remains.

Within the empire of illusion visualization is concentrated thought (like “prayer”), and thought creates holographic reality. Visualizing what you want to create the holographic experience can be extremely effective for manifesting your desires. Through this we can experience whatever you want – pleasant or unpleasant, a nightmare or our most beautiful dream. Our beliefs define the experience. The television psychic from my childhood used to say: “Think lucky and you’ll be happy.” But it has nothing to do with luck; it is a manifestation of reality through sense of reality. If we know we are Oneness and that all else is illusion, we can enjoy a holographic ‘world’ and have fun. We can experience everything at our disposal – anything. Life is not “either-or” but “and-and”. Our only limitation is our sense of limits. The illusion we can control only when we think it is real, just like us magician can not cheat when you know how a trick is done. Knowing the Oneness and the manifestation of ‘reality’ through thought, we can create the illusion that we like, fully aware that this is what we do. Unleashing mind you fear, doubt and a sense of the limitations, we can live in an illusory paradise knowing that we are a paradise – One.

Time does not exist

WHY TIME DO NOT EXIST?

When we ask ourselves why we think that time exists, most would say, because we see that everything is always changing. This is the case: all in and around us is constantly changing, from beginning to end.
However, the question is whether the reason for this constant change can be found outside the subject changes (caused by the phenomenon called time) or all changes come from within the entity itself?

I think it is not difficult to see the validity of the latter claim. What makes things to change (life cycle) in flower, a human being or an animal is determined by the characteristics of this particular life form, and not by any external cause, such as the weather. What we call “time” is the only method for measuring the “lasting change”.
Because of our need to gauge the constant changes, we decided to divide the “cyclical changes”, such as the seasons and day and night, in months, twenty-four hours, minutes and so on. These known changes are caused by constant movement from the planetary positions within our the solar system, and not because there is something like “time”.
Therefore, no minutes, but we decided that after counting 60 (seconds), we can say that the last minutes. Based on the minutes I count the hours, days, months, years, centuries, and the like.
In this way, we can count the number of heartbeats per minute, years from birth to death, we can even calculate the number of years from the Big Bang to the present day.
But we also say, “It seems as if time has stood still (in the old village), nothing has changed.”
In fact there is only NOW – in which everything is manifested appears, changes and disappears.
As we ourselves are part of this process of change, can be difficult to understand that and we are changing in the eternal now. If we can look at ourselves beyond our train in motion (witnessing how our life goes), we’ll probably be able to see that it is still far and to go through it forever, motionless, NOW.

As we know, Albert Einstein became famous for his theory of relativity. In our context, it is interesting to realize that Einstein studied the method of calculating time.
He revealed: a moment in time from my position is not necessarily the same from your position.
I do not know if Einstein ever said that time does not exist. As for me, it’s better that it is said!
Perhaps wisely and well for a better understanding give some examples of measurement methods that we use every day, which is also based on non-existing principles.
Distance: centimeter, meter, kilometer, etc., do not exist, but we agreed that a gap to bridge and called the meter.
Weight: grams, ounces, kilograms, tons, etc., do not exist, but again, we are agreed that we call the weight of one kilogram.
These calculation methods are, of course, the most useful and necessary in our daily life.
How do we know that time does not exist, we do not feel the need to focus on now where our life takes place. However, it would be much better to our ancestors (and we) have in the past. Continue reading to see why …

Eternal now

Unlimited space of the universe extends to “the place where we live.” Even so: who, when and where we are, we appeared and we will disappear in the constant reality of space, the emptiness in which all changes occur.
Greek thinkers of the past were called this gap, “will be” or “Absolute”, as it relates to what can be NO, which is absolute.
What more can be said about the absolute: unchanging is (or all that it appears constantly changing), omnipresent (there is no place where it does not) and timeless (no beginning, no change, no end).
Throughout history there have always been those who have managed to see through the reality of everyday life and who have found the absolute reality of the eternal now (they have discovered what was previously obscured).

Surprisingly, it turned out that this discovery is the absolute crucial for those who have had such an experience. Intensive awareness of the eternal now can be seen as an existential experience. A person understand: my existence is essentially connected with the eternal now, timeless.
In our culture, and “time” transcendent experiences like these are very rare and causing distrust among philosophers and psychologists, but in past times such experiences are considered mystical or religious. This is so for thousands of years, in different cultures and periods.
It is worth noting that the people who live from the awareness of the absolute always on pictures displayed with a circle (halo) around their heads. The circle has no beginning and no end, and thus symbolizes the timeless, eternal now.
It is clear that the artists in the past, in different cultures and different times, have never managed to communicate to show “absolute connoisseurs”.
It is amazing that “those who live out of timelessness” always shown the same type of symbolism. See saints and sages from Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Tim mention of the major world religions (Islam in imaging holy men are not allowed), the meaning of life from the eternal (timeless) gets an extra dimension. Not only is “someone occasionally saw through the illusion of time,” but it looks as if the understanding of the realities of eternity so impressive that it might be the beginning of the religious thought of mankind.

Significance of the Absolute within religion

Before I said “intense awareness of the eternal now can be seen as an existential experience. A person understand: my existence is essentially connected with the eternal now, timeless. “
In earlier cultures have been thoroughly investigated this mystical experiences and their possible meaning. As a result, all the great culture concluded (although it is in their own way express): live from the consciousness of timeless, absolute, gives people an insight into the meaning of life and gives them a real chance ( “liberation”).
How is this conclusion can be found in each of the major world religions (except Islam in this context) will be shown in the following examples:
Hinduism: Bit oldest of the great world religions can be found in the Upanishads (written between 800 and 300 BC). These papers contain the core of the ancient, from generation to generation orally transmitted, spiritual traditions.
Themes are always boil down to: It (timeless, absolute) is what you are in your innermost being (mantra Tat tvam asi). Or: the absolute and visible world are connected (Sat, absolute and You, all that is, linked to, Yam. It has become a mantra Satyam).
Also: the real happiness for a human being can not be found in the interim (variable) things, but only in a fixed, timeless absolute. Therefore, people advised to master their need for temporary pleasures, in the name of liberating insight into the reality of the relationship with the eternal now, absolute.
The original Hindu scriptures written in Sanskrit language. That language, mystical visions of people from very early periods presented us with a timeless relevance.
Buddhism: like all great cultures, Hinduism has also gone through a period of relapse after a period of strength. When realization of the mystical reality of existence threatens to be replaced by a belief in the transcendent power (God), get the deep meaning to reality (absolute) based spirituality and there is confusion.
This was the reason the appearance of Buddhism. Before about 2500 years Prince Gautama realized the unity of the essence of a man with a timeless, absolute, and became the Buddha (enlightened).
To avoid confusion, the confusion mentioned in Hindu culture, he was not talking about the highest state of spiritual realization. On this condition only as “Nirvana”. This word literally means “extinction, fire”. This refers to the bistro (motionless) state of self-awareness that remains when the restless thinking (ego) is off (meaning, resting).
This is the life of a variable (time) evolved into the life of a fixed (timelessness).
Christianity: As Hinduism (and Buddhism) have their roots in the distant past, Christianity is rooted in ancient Jewish culture. And the people were (are) aware of the “bonds” between God and man (that this relationship applies off the Jews must have been a “misunderstanding”).
The culture in which Jesus appeared was spiritually at a much lower level than the Hindu culture of the time, where the unity of the human soul and the absolute was (is) the main question of the scriptures.
Obviously, Jesus was well aware of this unity, which is evident from his words. However, he had to speak in parables because people in his day were not yet ready to understand the profound metaphysical teachings. Speaking in parables, saying he hoped it would lead people to self-knowledge and ultimately to liberating insight into man’s relationship with the Absolute, which is called the father or God.
The most famous sayings, “Son of God” as: “I and my Father are one” and “Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” These are very strong terms his vision of unity of man and timeless, absolute.

It does not mean that only the ancient Hindu sages, Buddha and Jesus discerned the “secret of life”. They fueled the flames of insight and many have dedicated their lives to him, no doubt with all the spiritual path respective experiences difficulties and fulfillment.
It is also likely that the lack of time is not exclusively taught in the spiritual education of people in the past. But we can be sure that the “saints” in the religious cultures see through the illusion of time (remember the symbol of timelessness, a halo).
All religions have developed their own core values and formed their own traditions. However, it is very disappointing to see that religion in general have failed to achieve a common goal: to lead people to the liberating insight into their relationship with what they created: the timeless absolute (God). Had it been otherwise, the world would be a completely different situation.
What went wrong and what are the consequences?
The disaster is not knowing timeless, Absolute

Transmission of spiritual knowledge goes in the wrong direction when “a student wants to be a teacher.”
In ancient India, the sages have tried to prevent the “spiritual pollution” by sharing their knowledge only to initiates. In our Christian tradition, something very surprising ( “catastrophic”) occurred around the year 300. The Christian way of life has become “institutionalized”. This means that people no longer need to try to understand and follow Jesus in his own way, has already established a church organization, which still controls the Christian doctrine.
This means that the interpretation of Jesus’ message is left in the hands of people (always men) who are Christians have to accept it better than they do understand what Jesus wanted to understand and that they (the church) scrupulously prescribe what you should believe, and what not.
Urges people to deepen or renewal of official Christian doctrine were not (are not) respected and hundreds of years people have even ended up at the stake when they depart from the official doctrine (remember the example of Qatar, which are stamped out to the last man).
In this way, the teaching of Jesus is turned into belief and encouragement for people to achieve their own wisdom was extinguished. Worse: “belief” is, in fact, has become another word for “hope” …
Thus Christianity gives hope in exchange for loyalty to science.
What is that? A crime against humanity or a blessing for humanity?
The consequences of omitting incentives for people to understand the timeless themselves inconceivable important. Where religion should not touch a man in the depths of his being (in the euphoria of experiencing unity with brilliant and inexhaustible source of life) remains only a superficial understanding of deep learning.
Not only it can lead to suspicion and rejection, but also our deep hidden ethical consciousness, conscience (who wants to work and coordinate with timeless that has become me) were not sufficiently addressed.
Thus, instead of superficiality spirituality became the basis of our Christian society.
Accidents that this sloppiness brought humanity is easy to determine. To name just a few: from the Crusades, religious persecution, slavery, imperialism and world wars (including the Holocaust), we come to the scourge of our time, such as unbridled capitalism ( “culture of greed”) and the exploitation of our beautiful Earth (resulting in climate change and shortages energy).
On the individual level, the lack of depth of our Christian culture leads to selfishness (lack of empathy for our neighbors), stress (focus on the result rather than the validity of the action), the blurring of moral values (all should be possible) and confusion ( “What’s the point of my life? “).
As Western civilization based on Christianity was dominant for centuries in many parts of the world (with inappropriate arrogance against Eastern misunderstood depth), spiritual superficiality is widely disseminated.
Today it seems that, since Christianity is running, moving away from our source (initiated by eliminating the search for the transcendental, eternal now) can no longer be reversed. Moreover, in recent years, the continuous development of communication technology added a new dimension. Uncritically we brought the younger generation to believe that they need to be “connected anytime, anywhere with anyone.” It is clear that it is the special commercial motives. There is no doubt that the strategy of “consumer control” to set (via Google -googles, cell phones and chips), creating a kind of robotic human beings. Without free will, and with a small tablet with every sign of unpleasant behavior.

How do you run on?

Lack of knowledge of transcendental reality (which has become timeless to me and the whole world) people do not feel as such. We do our “feelings of uneasiness” attributed to different visible reasons, such as our work, our relationships, society, etc. If you stay like this, our fate will be left in the hands of the dominant power in the world (politics, economy). Will it improve our situation? If in doubt, consider the following:
Would not it be great if the whole world realized that what we call “time” is actually our own process of change? Huge cosmic process that happens in the eternal now!
Should not we woke up and it seemed that all together and realize that, inspired by the eternal now, take the next step in our spiritual development?
That would really make a difference. People would have tried to adapt to life just as it should be, what it means to take responsibility for the Earth and its inhabitants.
Insight into the illusion of time focused on us NOW. Time we stand at the door of the mystical knowledge of our origins and destiny. Remember what Jesus said? “Knock and it will be you open”.
In order to elaborate a little?
If you really understand that time does not exist and that your life is in the eternal now, then focus on it forever now every day and try to hold on for some time ( “knock”). One day the door will open and you will see: “T0 is the same on both sides. God is immanent as well as transcendent …
Wide implementation of timeless (absolute, reality) could be the axis that runs global spiritual awakening. This will bring out the best in people and give much needed “wisdom” an opportunity to change the world.
So, my advice: do not throw away your watch, or try to live out the eternal NOW …

 

Self-knowledge – Travelling Without Times

There is a place where what we call God meets him, it is a place of indescribable beauty and quiet joy, peace, bliss and love that eternally heated. It can arrive at any time, not taking even one step, this is the place by which to reach it, you do not have to walk, drive, fly, run or do anything, even though you and all that, coming on this place is not determined by physical movement, this is a place that is equally successful can come from not showing up. But no matter which does not necessarily include the movement and there is no one single way there, it is still one of the largest travel in everyone’s life, the journey of understanding and recognizing themselves. The only condition that must be met and what is truly important before you go on a journey without time, is that you shed the heavy backpack conviction, arrogance, pride, care, assessment, mistrust and fear. Leave complicated and drawn maps out of mind, forget what someone else said, and suffered, and the path that has passed. Be a light to himself! All you need in this journey is to run the compass of their intuition and open to what marvelous, sacred, mystical, what he is thinking, it does not wait for the response and permission “rational”, what this calling from within you to do this ” leap of faith, “no matter what prejudice your mind had about it, because it is a” place “beyond the mind and logic. To set this path, move from active thinking to stay relaxed and experiencing. Leave the beauty that is before you and aware, you will be there! And when you find yourself there, you will understand at once that there is out there and that it never existed except as an idea in your mind, but that it is “there” always, only and always just here and now!

Hidden directly in front of our eyes in the astonishing simple obvious that promotes our restless mind, is the endless expanse of a perfect and holy. Silence worries and you’ll understand – life is the perfection of beauty. If there were only one degree less than pure perfection, then nothing could exist! All would be instantly shattered and simply disappeared. So, ALL BUT IS PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR FULLY AS SUCH itself. Nothing herein should not be changed, no other repairs or to save, except his own ignorance. The only thing that makes the seemingly imperfect perfection is only our inability to recognize and understanding this simple truth and instead expects something different, something unusual. And what we really need to be able to recognize this simple and obvious truth, is to leave his complicated ideas and preconceived expectations of what could and should be so and instead simply be the beauty of what it is!

Self-knowledge is not reaching perfection, but the recognition of what is already perfect as such. Put on yourself is the way to here. How can you go to where there already are? You do not need to go anywhere, just recognize that you’re already where you need to be! It’s really that simple. Life is simple, reality is simple. The truth is simple, she just stays. In what is a complicated’ll never find the truth. Everything is complicated because it is not naturally stems from doubt and fear and requires thinking. The key truth is the recognition and acceptance of what is. And this is best achieved perceiving beauty.

Beauty is expressed perfection of Love through which it recognizes the majesty of themselves. The beauty in all its forms, not only universally accepted beauty, but every beauty. Whenever seest beauty, whenever they recognize and history in your life, be it only for a short time, you are no exceptions currently transferred to a state of absolute tranquility, serenity, joy and completeness that is without thought – and that is God! There is no other God independent of you. God you in every spontaneous moment of love, joy and admiration of the beauty of all that is. This is what we call God, it is a complete knowledge of your own creatures in their natural grandeur and luxury, this is what they’re talking about all the scriptures, all spiritual traditions – nothing you have to take, just be there, in the eternal presence in which dissolves the time until “TI” not lose the self-importance and are left only tO, pure being, pure love and acceptance. Then, life becomes divine nectar stay because you see, the place where God dwells never and can not be anywhere else but here and now, in you, all the time hidden and quiet available in holiness that lies beneath a thick layer of concern, fear and noise of thy egoistic thoughts. Therefore, just be and his being will know.

Filtered Reality

What are filters? Our conditionality ? Our culture? Our programmability? The way we have learned to look at things and perceive them? Even our language may be one filter. Filtering is sometimes so hard that you can not see the things that surround you. Just look paranoid person who always feels threatened by something that does not exist, and always interprets reality in terms of their conditions and specific experiences of the past.
There is another demon that causes filtering. It’s called attachment, desire, effort, desire. Craving is the root of sadness. Craving distorts and destroys the perception. Fears and desires haunt us. Samuel Jonson said: “Knowing that for a week hanging on the gallows wonder focuses the mind of man.” Delete everything else and focus only on fear, desire or longing. When we were young, we are immobilized in different ways. We were raised so that we need more. For what? Because acceptance, approval, praise and applause – because of what they call success. These are words that do not correspond to anything in reality.

These are the conventions, things that are invented, but we do not understand that do not match with anything in reality. What is success? This is what a group of people decided that it was good. The second group will decide that it is too bad. What is good in Washington, could be considered poor in the Chartreux monastery. Success in political circles could be considered a failure in some other circles. These are the conventions. Do we consider them the facts, do not you? When we were young, we were programmed to be unhappy. They taught us that we think is necessary for good luck money, success, handsome (a) and convenient (the) life (a) partner (ica), a good job, friendship, spirituality, God – the list is long. We were told that if we do not get these things, we will not be happy. This is what I call connecting. Attachment is the belief that without some things you will not be happy. When you once convinced of that, when you put that on the subconscious, when grafted to the core of your being – to come will end. You say, “How can I be happy without good health?” But listen, I have met people who have died from cancer and they were happy. You ask: “How could they be happy knowing that you are going to die?” But they were. “How can I be happy if I do not have money?” Someone has a million dollars in the bank and you feel unsafe, but someone else has literally nothing, but it seems to be do not feel insecure. It was programmed differently and that’s all. It is useless to first advise what to do – he needs understanding. Tips are not very useful. You need to understand that you are programmed to have a wrong belief.

Understand that this is wrong, you realize that this is a fantasy. What people do during the rest of his life? Preoccupied with the struggle. Fight, fight, fight. They call it survival. When the average American says he is trying to live, not about life. No! They have much more than they need for life.

For the life you do not need all these cars. You do not need television. You do not need makeup. You do not need all those clothes that you could live. But try to convince the average American. Washed his brain; programmed. Therefore, work and fight to get the desired object that will make them happy. Listen to this pathetic story about himself, about me, about all, “until I get this thing (money, friendship, anything), I will not be happy. I have to fight to get it and when I have, I have to fight to keep it. I had achieved a temporary elation. Oh, how I was elated. I got it! “But how long does this last? For a few moments, at most a few days. How long have you thrilled when you buy a new car? As long as you do any other attachment is not compromised!
The truth about the rapture is to us after a while a lot. They told me that prayer is important, they told me that God is important, they told me that friendship is the important thing. And not knowing what is essentially a prayer, and what is to be God, and not knowing what to be friends, we have made them important things. But after a while all of us to get tired: tired of us and praying, and God, and friendship. Is not that pathetic? And there is no escape. It simply no way out. This is the only pattern that was given to us by which we can be happy. It is not our day no other pattern. It is not our culture, not our society, and – I’m sorry to say it – not our faith, not give us any other pattern. They named you, Cardinal. How is it a great honor! Honor? You said: honor? You used the wrong word. Now others will strive for it. You’re in what the Gospel calls “the world”, you will lose your soul. World, power, prestige, winning, success, honor, etc., – these are all things non-existent. Get world but lose your soul. Your whole life was empty and soulless. No nothing in it. There is only one way and that is to delete the program. How can this be achieved?

You must become aware of their programming. You can not change your patience or the will, can not be changed with the help of ideals, you can not change the aging of new habits. Your behavior may change, but it will not change you. You’ll be changed only with the help of awareness and understanding. When you see a stone as a stone and a piece of paper as a piece of paper, when you stop to think that the stone precious diamond, and when you stop to think that a piece of paper a check for a billion dollars. When you see it, change will be. In your effort to change will be no more violence. Otherwise, what you call a change just moving furniture. Your behavior is changed, but not you.

The only way that you can change is to change your understanding. But what does understand? How is this accomplished? Think about how slaves different attachment. We are trying to remake the world so we can keep your attachment because in this world constantly threatened. I’m afraid that I would be a friend (ica) could (la) stop loving – could (la) would turn to someone else. I have to constantly try to be attractive to the other person. Somebody has brainwashed so I think I was his / her love needed. But it’s really not necessary. I do not need anyone’s love; I need only touch with reality. I have to break out of this prison of his, and programmability, and conditionality, these false beliefs, these fantasies. I’ve got to get through to reality. The reality is lovely – it is a complete joy. Eternal life is here. We are surrounded by it like a fish in the ocean, but we have no idea about it. Our attachment us too interfere. Sometimes the circumstances in the world are such that coincide with our attachment. Then we say, “Yes! Excellent! My team won! “But wait a minute; changes to it; tomorrow you will be depressed. Why do you keep doing?
Here is a short exercise that will last a few minutes: think about something or someone to you, or to whom you are attached. In other words: something or someone without which, or without which you think you will be happy. It could be your job, your career, your call, your friend, your money, whatever. I say that thing or person: “I really do not need (to) for my happiness. Just kidding, thinking that without you I will not be happy. But I do not need (to) for my happiness; I can be happy without you. You’re not my happiness. You’re not my joy. “If you are attached to a person, he or she will not be happy, that is happy when it is heard, but go ahead. You can say it in the privacy of your heart. Either way, you will enter into contact with the truth; drill will be out of the fantasy. Happiness is a state without illusions, illusions.

Irresistible love

A heart that loves stays soft and emotional. But when at any cost to get there, or some other thing, become cruel, hard and insensitive. How can you love people when you need them? You can only exploit. If you need me, do you happy, I have to use it, you have to manipulate, I have to find ways and means with which I will win. I can not let you be free. I can love people only if I have “cleaned out” of his life. When I die, the need for the people I will be in the middle of the desert. In the beginning was terribly difficult, I feel lonely, but if you can hold out for a while, suddenly discover that you are not at all lonely. It is solitude, loneliness, and the desert begins to bloom. Then you will finally know what love is, what is God, what is reality. But in the beginning of drug withdrawal can be difficult, unless you are very astute, or if you have suffered enough. The great thing if you have suffered. The only way you can achieve that you are disgusted with this. You can use the suffering to stop the suffering. You just need awareness.

Spirituality is awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness. When your mother is angry with you, did not you say that to her something was wrong; told you that you something is wrong, otherwise would not be angry. However, I’ve discovered something important: if you get angry, Mother, to you something is wrong. It is best to take care of their anger. Face with it and fix it. This is not my anger. If with me something is wrong, then I will I take care of it, regardless of your anger. Your anger to me will not be affected.
Interestingly enough, when I can do without negative feelings towards others, can be quite objective and to himself. Only someone who has achieved a high level of awareness may refuse to accept guilt and anger, and may say: “You pissed up. Damage. I have no more will to this saving, and do not want to feel guilty. “I will not hate you for nothing that I have done. Therein lies the guilt. I do not want myself to create negative feelings and not the scourge is not why I did it, it was something good or something bad. I am ready to analyze it, look after it, and say: “I made a mistake. I did it in the absence of awareness. “No one makes an error in consciousness.

There is a difference between knowledge and awareness, between information and awareness. A little while ago I told you that you can not do anything evil in consciousness. But man can do something evil with knowledge or information, you know that something is wrong. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” I would have translated this way: “They are not aware of what they do.”

One person described to me the two situations where it was difficult to keep awareness. This person worked at the company for services where a lot of people waiting on the line, a lot of phone is ringing; she was alone and distract her many tense and angry people. It was very difficult to keep calm and peace. The second situation was driving in heavy traffic, when people trumpets and each mentioned relatives. She asked me if I would be nervous anyway could disappear in order to preserve peace.
Have you noticed what kind of attachment is it? Peace. It was attached to peace and quiet. She spoke: “I can not be happy if you do not keep quiet.” Did it ever occur to you that you could be happy while you tense? Before enlightenment sometimes I was depressed; After enlightenment again I sometimes depressed. Relaxation and sensitivity should not be your goal. Have you ever heard that some people become tense when trying to relax? If you are tense, just observe your tension. You will never understand yourself if you are trying to change. The more they try to change it up for you. You are invited to be aware of it. Feel the phone rings, and you feel tense nerves, feel the steering wheel in their hands while driving. In other words, come to reality and let the tension and peace fend for themselves. In fact, you will not let them take care of yourself because you’ll be too busy setting up of touch with reality. Step by step, let happen what happens. Real change will come when you shall be given you; will be caused by your ego, but reality.

Awareness will allow you to change the reality.
The awareness is changing, but you have the experience. Now believe on my word. Maybe you are planning to become aware. Your ego is trying to push the consciousness to its cunning way. Beware! You will face resistance, there will be difficulties. When someone anxiously trying to be constantly aware, you can observe the slight anxiety. They want to be vigilant in order to check whether they are actually awake or not. This is part of asceticism, not awareness. It sounds strange to the culture in which we learned achieve goals, arriving somewhere, however, do not have to go anywhere because you are already there. The Japanese have a nice saying for this: “The day you stop traveling, you will arrive.” Your attitude should be: “I want to be aware of, I want to be in touch with everything that’s going on and let happen what happens. If I was awake, all right, and if I sleep, all right. “The moment of that goal and try to do when you try to achieve, ask you celebrate your ego, your own publicity. Want to have a good feeling that you have succeeded. When you really “fail”, you will not be aware of. Your left hand will not know what the right hand is doing. “Sir, when we do this? We were not aware of. “Good work is never so sweet as when we lose the awareness that we are doing a good deed. “You think I helped you? I enjoyed it. I just danced his dance. It helped you and that’s great. I congratulate you. I in fact do not have any merit. “
When you get there, you become aware, less and less will not worry about labels like “awake” or “asleep”. One of my difficulty in this is that I want to encourage your curiosity but not your spiritual greed. Wake up, it will be wonderful. After a while, will not matter – you are aware because you are alive. Life without consciousness is not worth living.

Letting

It may happen that as soon as the more you try to change, the worse for you. Does this mean that a certain level of passivity right? Yes: it is a thing more you deny, you are giving her more power. This is, in my opinion, the meaning of Jesus’ words: “When someone strikes you on the left cheek, turn right.” Always give power demons you’re fighting against. It sounds very oriental, but if the enemy let alone, you will win it. How to overcome evil? Do not fight, but understanding. Will disappear when you understand. How will you cope with darkness? Not with fists. Can broom to dislodge the darkness of the room, you have to turn on the light. The more you fight the darkness, darkness becomes more real, and you exhausted. But when you turn on the light of awareness, darkness disappears. Let’s say that this piece of paper check than a billion dollars. Ah, the Gospel says that I have to give up if you want to attain eternal life. Are you one – spiritual greed – greed replaced by another? Before your ego was secular, but now is spiritual, but still have an ego – subtle ego with which is difficult to handle. What I give up on this tie. But if instead of renouncing a look at that stuff and say to her: “Hey, this is not a check for a billion dollars, it is a piece of paper”, then you have to fight against what, I have nothing to renounce.

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With you it’s over as soon as you start to look at the world from the viewpoint of some ideology. No reality does not coincide with the ideology. Life is beyond ideology. That’s why people are constantly looking for the meaning of life. But life does not make sense; may not make sense because the meaning is a formula; meaning is something that fits in our minds. Life makes sense only if you are experiencing a secret; meaning is something that has meaning for the mind. Every time you are searching for meaning in reality collide with something that destroys the sense that you have found. The point is to be found just beyond sense. Life makes sense only if you are experiencing a secret, and it makes no sense for conceptual understanding.
I do not mean to treat is not important, but I think it’s immensely important question of veneration. People everywhere are looking for objects that will buy you, but do not meet people who would have been vigilant enough in their attitudes and beliefs. That it was fortunate that terrorists less honor its ideology, and that two more. However, we do not like to apply to ourselves – we think we are right, and that terrorists are wrong. But one who is for you a terrorist, the other is a martyr.

Anthony De Mello

 

Awareness and touch with reality

If you want to wake up, it is very important that you enter into what I call “self-perception.” Be aware of what you say, be aware of what you do, be aware of what you think, be aware of how you react. Be aware of where departure, what are your motives. It is not worth living if you’re not aware that you are living.

If you are not aware that you live, you live automatically, but it is not human life, it is programmed, conditioned life. It’s like you’re a rock or log. The country from which I come, hundreds of thousands of people live in small huts, in extreme poverty. These people are barely surviving, every day doing hard physical labor, the morning slightly eat, work until dark, and then starting from the beginning. Sit down and think: “What is this life? Is this all that life has to offer us? “And then you suddenly shook the conclusion that 99.999% of the people here do not live better. You can go to the movies, drive around in a car, you can go on a cruise. Do you live better than them? You also dead as they, as you both mechanically as well as those machines you like them, just as you are a bit higher. Sadly it. It is sad to see that people are so vivid.
People go through life with fixed ideas; never change. They’re just not aware of what was going on. They could also be a wooden block, or stones, machines that speak, walk and think. It is not human. They look like dolls all kinds of things dragged around. Press the button and you will get a response. You can almost predict how will this person react. If you examine a person, I can say how they will react. Sometimes, when I’m taking a therapeutic group, write on the slip of paper that so and so to start a meeting, and so and so will not answer that. You think that’s bad? Well then do not listen to people who tell you: “Forget about yourself, love others!” Do not listen to them! All are wrong. The worst thing you can do is to forget about yourself when you go to other so-called helping attitude.
It makes you aware you can control, that which you are not aware of the controls you. You are always the edge of which you are aware. When you become aware of it, will be free of it. There is, but no longer affects you. You are no longer under the control of these things, nor are her slave. That’s the difference.
Awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness.
What I recommend here is not concentration. It does not matter. Many meditative techniques emphasize concentration, but I’m suspicious of it. These techniques include violence and often involve further programming and conditioning. What I would recommend is awareness, which is not the same as concentration. The concentration of the lamp, reflector. You’re open to everything that falls within the scope of your consciousness. When this can be disturbed, but when you apply awareness, never distracted. When awareness is turned on, there is never any distractions because you are always aware of what is happening.
Let’s say you watch those trees and I’m worried. Am I disturbed? I’ll be distracted only by trying to focus on the trees. But if I am also aware of your concerns, then I do not at all interfere. Just be aware of what is directed your attention. If something wrong or erratic, you will be immediately ready. Something is wrong! You’ll be prepared the same moment any negative feeling seep into your consciousness.

Observe all inside and around you, and when you do something is happening, look at it as if it is happening to someone else, without comment, without trial, without attitude, without interference, do not try to change it, just try to understand. As you do, you will begin to realize that the less you identify with “belonging”.

This is self-denial, self-denial, dying himself.

Some say that in this world there are only two things: God and fear; Love and fear are the only two things. There is only one evil world: fear. There is only one good in the world: love. He used to call it differently: happiness, freedom, peace, joy, God, whatever. However, etiquette is really not important. And there is no evil in the world that can not be linked with fear. Neither.
Ignorance and fear, ignorance of fear, hence comes evil, hence comes your violence. One who is truly nonviolent, who is incapable of violence, that is fearless. Only when you are afraid of becoming angry. Remember the last time you were angry. Come on! Remember the last time you were angry, and afraid to see who was behind it. What you are afraid of losing? What you are afraid that you will take away? Hence the fear. Remember some angry person, maybe someone is afraid. Can you see how this man or this woman frightened (a)? Really frightened (a), really. It is really afraid (a) because otherwise would not be angry. After all, there are only two things: love and fear.
In this retreat, I would like to stay at this kind of exposure, without a steady schedule, moving from topic to topic, and coming back to them again and again because this is the way you will really be able to understand what I’m talking about. If light does not illuminate the first time, could light up the second time, and what is unclear for one person may become apparent for another. I have a different theme, but all describe the same thing. Call it awareness, love, spirituality, freedom, or awakening, anyway. This is essentially the same thing.

Go back to itself. Watch out. That’s why I said earlier and that the self-perception of a joyful and extraordinary thing. After a while you will not longer have to try, because when the illusions begin to crumble, you begin to get acquainted with the things that can not be described. We call it luck. Everything changes and awareness becomes your habit.
There’s a story about a student who came to the teacher and said, “Can you give me some wise advice? Can you tell me something that will guide me on my path of life? “It was a day of silence teacher, so he took a sheet of paper and wrote,” Awareness. “When he saw a student, said:” It’s too short. Can you elaborate? “The teacher took it back again and written a leaflet:” Awareness, awareness, awareness. “The student said,” Okay, but what does that mean? “The teacher again took the paper and written a” Awareness, awareness , awareness – awareness means. “
This is precisely the observation itself. No one can show you how to do it, because it would have given you a technique, programmed to you. But, watch out. When talking to someone, whether you realize it or with it simply identify yourself? When you are angry at someone, whether you were aware that you get angry or you can simply equated with their anger? Later, when you have time, have you looked at your experience and whether you are trying to understand? Where does the anger come from? What caused it? I do not know any other way to awareness. You can only change what you understand. What we do not understand and are not aware of it suppress, and themselves do not change. But when you realize this, it will change.
Sometimes I am asked: “Is this growth in awareness a gradual thing, or come as a bolt from the blue?” Some lucky ones to experience such flashing. Simply become aware. Still others grow in it, slowly, little by little, more and more. They begin to perceive things. Illusions disappear, fantasy lose and come into contact with reality. There’s no general rule. It is known that story about the lion who came upon a flock of sheep and to his surprise he saw a lion among sheep. It was a lion who was fed the sheep when he was little. He gaped like a sheep and run around like sheep. Leo’s go straight to him and when he stood before him, a lion-sheep began to tremble all. Leo said, “What are you doing among these sheep?” And the sheep-lion said, “I am a sheep.” And the lion said, “No, no, you’re not sheep. Follow me. “And so he took the sheep-lion with him to the lake and told him:” Look. “And when the sheep-lion looked at his reflection in the water strongly zaurlikao, and at that moment it was changed, and never more was not the same.
If you’re lucky, and if the gods favor you, or if you are blessed with the grace of God (to use the theological term that you want), you could suddenly understand who “I”, and will never be the same, ever. Nothing you will not be able to grieve, and no one will be able to hurt you.
No one and nothing is no longer afraid. Is not it something unique? You’ll live like a king, like a queen. It’s a real royal life, and it is not nonsense when you, for example, out pictures in the newspaper, or when you have a lot of money, it is the sheer rot. No one should fear because you are perfectly satisfied with what you are “nobody”. In general you do not care for success or failure. It means nothing to you. The honor, shame, do not mean anything to you! Also it does not matter if you make a fool of himself. Is not it wonderful to be in such a state! Some people reach this goal painstakingly, step by step, applying the consciousness of themselves for months and weeks. But I promise you this: I have not met a single person that has invested time in consciousness, and that she did not notice the difference in a few weeks. The quality of their life is changed so that you no longer have to believe, because then they see, they’re different, react differently. In fact, the less reactive but more active. You see things you’ve never seen before.
You have a lot more energy, more life. People think no desire look like stumps, dead. And in fact, there would have been more tense. Get rid of your fear of failure, its tension when you succeed, and you will be who you are, you will be relaxed. More is not to drive with your foot on the brake. Just make it happen.
Tranx, the great Chinese sage gave expression to a thought that I liked so much that I had learned by heart: “When shooters will shoot a bow without thinking about a particular prize, using all her skills; you shoot to win a bronze buckle, but was nervous; when you shoot for the gold medal, blind, sees two targets, and amazed her. His skill has not changed, but his award conferred attention. He cares about the prize! More thinking about winning, but about the shooting and the need to win deprive him of power. “Is not that a picture of most people? When you do not have to live for, you own all of your skills, you will find it all your energy, relax, do not worry, it does not matter whether you win or lose.
Here’s a real, human life for you. That is life. This is accomplished only consciousness, and the consciousness will realize that glory and honor mean nothing. It’s just a social convention, and nothing else. Therefore, mystics and prophets with it are not at all bothered. There is no honor nor shame they did not mean anything. They lived in a different world, in a world awakened. Neither success nor failure are not they meant nothing. They had this attitude: “I am a fool, and you’re a fool, and then what’s the problem?”
Someone once said: “The three most difficult things for a man not physical ability, not intellectual achievements, but, first, reciprocate love to hate; Other: accept discarded; and, thirdly, to admit you’re wrong. “But they are the easiest things if you do not align yourself with” belonging “. In this case, you can say things like: “I’m wrong. That you know better you would see that I often wrong. What else could you expect from a fool’s errand? “However, if we do not identify with those of its aspects, you can not hurt me. In the beginnings of the old conditionality will again push, and you will be depressed and anxious. You will grieve, to cry, and so on. “Before enlightenment, I was depressed; After enlightenment I’m still depressed. “But there is a difference: more with it not identified. Do you know how big a difference?
Step out of yourself and observe the dumps and do not identify with her. Do not do anything that she has passed; you are perfectly ready to continue with your life while depression does not pass through the village and until it disappears. If you do not know what that means, you have nothing to look forward to. And anxiety? When it comes, you’re not worried. How strange! Depressed you. Do not worry.
Is not that a paradox? Are you ready to accept that the cloud when it comes because as soon as you fight against him, giving him more power. Are you ready to watch him go. You can be happy in their trouble. Is not that crazy? You can be happy in your depression. However, you may not have the wrong notion of happiness. Did you think happiness is excitement or elation? This is what causes depression. Did not nobody tell me? Elated you, but only prepare the ground for the next depression. Elated you, but by the time you picked up the anxiety that comes along. You wonder: “What do you take it?” It’s not luck, it’s addictive.
I wonder how many non-addicts reading this book. The average group of people there are few, very few. Do not watch the high to alcoholics and drug addicts – you may have just as much addicted as they are. When my first time in front of the eyes of a real image of this new world, I was horrified. I understand what it means to be alone when you do not have nowhere to lay his head, when all the leaves you free, and when you are free, when for no one is nothing special, and when you love all people – because this is love, warm and good and bad, given that rain fall on saints and sinners.

Can rose to say: “I will give my fragrance to good people who smell me, but I will refrain from evil”? Or, can the lamp to say, “I’ll give her light the people in this room. But I will refrain from evil people “? Or can a tree say, “I’ll give my shade to good people who rest under my crown, but I will refrain from evil”? These metaphors describe what love is.
The whole time she was here, was under our noses in Scripture, though we never tried to see her because we were so immersed in what our culture calls love with its love songs and poems – that is not love, but her opposite. This is manipulation, fear and anxiety, not love. We were told that happiness is when you have a nice tan and a cottage. Happiness is not in these things, but to me the subtle ways we make our happiness dependent on things in and around us. We speak: “I refuse to be happy until you get rid of neurosis.” I have good news for you: You can be happy right now, with neurosis. Want to hear more good news? There is only one reason you do not feel what we in India call anand – happiness, bliss. There is only one reason you do not feel the bliss of this moment, and that is to think and focus on what you do have. Otherwise you would feel bliss. You’re focusing on what you do not. But now you have everything you need for happiness.
Jesus is the uneducated, the hungry and the poor preaching common sense. He preached to them the good news, and you can preach it, or whether anyone listen? No one does not care. People prefer to sleep.

Anthony De Mello