Insecurity can never disappear until the sense of separation itself disappears.
There is actually only seeing ~ neither the seer nor the seen exists apart from the process that seeing is.
Real understanding does not solve problems, it dissolves them.
The presence of a ‘me’ in any activity, including spiritual practice, insures the continuance of desire, and the perpetuation of attachment and aversion.
The notion of individual volition has been referred to as ‘the bite of the deadly serpent ego’ because it is the very root of the concept of bondage or unhappiness, and the only thing which can free man of its poison is the abandonment of his identification with a particular object as a “me”.
In order to become unbound, you need only transcend the mundane and ordinary view you hold both of self and the life you are living. Alter the perception of your purpose on this planet, and you will automatically transform its nature and character. Change is found only through your willingness to perceive your own purpose differently.
“without an awareness of your emotions you are not able to experience reverence.
Reverence is not an emotion. It is a way of being, but the path to reverence is through your heart, and only awareness of your feelings can open your heart.”
“i have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in action and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies you accord to the way things are. Compassionate towards yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Any questions? We all know the saying, but so few actualize it. Living with the capacity to allow is the surest way to arrive in the here now moment. To learn the art of ‘allowing’ will take practice… are you willing to practice? If yes, get to it now, if not, well, stop complaining, that will at least take you one step closer to ‘allowing’!
The intellect divides everything between what it considers pleasant (acceptable) and unpleasant (unacceptable) and then opposes anything it deems unacceptable as a “problem” that needs solving. Thus, any problem can only be solved at its source, which is the intellect that conceived the problem as a problem in the first place.
Take away: Don’t see things as “problems” which need to be solved~ see them as “situations” which call for a response. Inherent in every challenge lies equal opportunity, focus on the latter. Remember, energy follows attention, so be mindful of where your attention focuses.