Posts categorized "Love"

Love can only be born out of emptiness. Only a void is capable of merging with another void.

To find love, we attempt to present our best selves. We make ourselves more attractive, seek a higher status, and show off. In so doing, we are seeking love in the realm of the ego—the realm of form.

But love is not of form. Love is invisible nothingness and emptiness. When you think of the universe, you realize that all the blackness, the “nothingness” of space is merged together as one. There are no walls separating nothingness. But the stars, the planets, the “things” that exist in the universe are alone and cannot be merged. Two forms cannot merge; but they can be connected by nothingness just as two people can be connected in love.

Love has nothing to do with the physical, the tangible, or the measurable. No photo can show it. No poem can fully explain it. No physical act can perfect it. Even as jealous couples foolishly try to hold onto it, love cannot be controlled or possessed because it is not a thing.

Seek love in the realm of form and you will never find it. To know love is to know spirit. When two souls merge in a space of no thought, no past, no future, no plans, no “I” and “you”—that is true love. Love is the transcendence of the ego and the remembrance of how to exist in spirit. This kind of love is as simple as breathing, yet still incredibly rare in this world because we have been taught something other.

If this is the love you desire, you must first love yourself. If you are trying to get love from another, you are seeking love where it does not exist—in the realm of form. Remember that you are the nothingness, which is eternal, unchanging, and cannot be threatened. This is the realm in which everything you seek exists. Here love is infinite, we are perfect and complete, and all jealousy and possessiveness erode because non-matter cannot be threatened. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Quote by From Sex to Super-Consciousness by Osho


Where can I find protection?

This persistent feeling of vulnerability is the consequence of separation. For the thousands of years since the fall—by this I mean the original separation, the rise of the ego and all of civilization that has followed—we have been driven mad by the dreadful fear that flows from what seems to be unavoidable impermanence and vulnerability.   

If there were a different way—a way to feel completely safe and protected—would we not choose it?

There is a choice and it is between the two opposing masters of ego and spirit. These separate thought systems and states of being cannot understand each other. By choosing one, the other is instantly thrown away. One brings peace and joy. The other brings chaos and disaster. What is the purpose of what you have chosen? What is it for?

The ego does seek protection in the form of safety, knowledge, abundance and love. But this the ego cannot deliver. True protection must be lasting and the realm of the ego is temporary, changing, and unstable. The only result of egoic doing is vulnerability, which may be the source of all fear and suffering.

Spirit is eternal and delivers permanent protection. Awaken to spirit and your soul is freed from fear because you are no longer vulnerable to anything of this world. You are aligned with true power and full knowledge, which comes to you in the energy of love. This is a light that never dims and cannot be threatened. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.    

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Love will enter immediately into any mind that truly wants it. (A Course in Miracles)

“But you must want it truly. This kind of wanting is wholly without the ego’s drive to get.”

There is nothing you need to get from anyone to access perfect love. Yet, love does want to be shared. So, as soon as you find it within you, it will flow from you in the form of giving and creating. Access the love within and other beautiful souls will show up and will be attracted to you. Now you experience perfect love both alone and with others. This is the way of relationship bliss.

There is no difference between love, God, and what you are. Know this and your knowledge is complete. Herein lies everything—abundance, power, beauty, awakening, salvation, liberation, and consciousness.

You will not arrive at this truth through the perception of ego. Ego seeks but never finds. The ego’s goal is self-preservation and truth is the death of the ego. It is, therefore, impossible to change your life while remaining within the ego. The ego is the cause of all problems and it must be left behind completely if anything is going to change.

If you are ever going to succeed at love and life, it is by accessing a knowing and feeling that rests beyond the mind. You need only want this truly and it is yours now. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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You have never failed

Yesterday we realized how ego fails and spirit persists. Now with clear eyes, we see that failure is nothing more than a misguided decision—a meaningless choice to throw your hands up in frustration and give up. Today we undo decisions of failure.

If you believe you have failed, you’re not done yet. Go back. Inject spirit into problematic relationships and endeavors. Revive, reincarnate, resurrect those failures with consciousness. Creative action done from the place of consciousness cannot fail and will persist eternally. Just keep going.

How do we keep going to undo past failures? With unconditional, limitless love. With present-moment awareness. With meditation. We now recognize that the state of being is what matters, not the quantity of doing. We now connect with essence identity each day. We do and act from this place while remaining at the center of the wheel. If your doing feels fun, stress-free, and effortless, then you are creating from spirit. If not, stop doing anything and get to that place.

Why do we need to go back and undo past failures? Because through those problematic relationships, projects, and endeavors you have learned unique skills and abilities. Those experiences, which are unique to your mind and body, were given to you for a purpose. Escape the ego, surrender, and allow spirit to use your skills and abilities to serve all of humanity.

Maybe moving forward is as simple as going back to undo failure. This is healing. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Ego quits, while spirit persists

To play the ego game is to devote your life energy to a game that cannot be won. Ego is a fool’s game that will lead you into failure by design.

Ego is out-of-control mind activity and perception. Constantly interpreting and reinterpreting, it’s arguments and strategies are never consistent. Never certain of the course or how to get there, the ego reacts with fear, confusion, paralysis, procrastination and inaction. Utterly clueless and useless, it still attempts to get what it wants through attack, image-projection, boastfulness and dishonesty.

Despite its inability to create anything of value, ego-driven doing always expects immediate results. When results are not immediate, others are blamed and the egoic person gives up.

Spirit is knowing. Anything created through spirit endures eternally. This includes not only creative pursuits, projects and business ventures—but also relationships. When a person awakens to spirit and lives from this place, all doing is directly connected to knowing.

Anything created in spirit is designed for the soul. On the level of the soul, we are eternally all the same. Spirit-based creating, therefore, is successful because it is embraced by everyone forever on the level of the soul.

Furthermore, spirit never gives up. Because it is love, it gives without conditions or expectations. Time is not real to spirit, so from here patience is limitless. Learn to live from spirit and you will never fail again. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.   

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Read more about ego here.


Normal is insane

You feel it, don’t you? When you try to conform to the expectations of society, when you care about the opinions and judgments of others. You don’t feel well. Your energy sinks. You want to leave the situation. You need space to be alone.

You tell yourself to try harder, to get it together, but you feel like a misfit. You hide your truth, you lie, you pretend, and all because you are afraid. Guess what? This is normal. Normal is insane.

Stress. Conflict. Competition. Status. Possessions. Crime. War. Corruption of institutions. Nasty comments from friends. Snobbery. Complaining. Gossiping. Judgements. All normal, all insane.

There is a different way and a new normal emerging. It is being lived by an increasing number of people around the world. You can’t identify us by our fashion or tastes. We don’t belong to any particular age group, religion, or profession. We are difficult to spot unless you are looking for smiling faces, unexpected loving gestures, eyes that radiate depth and beauty from the soul, health and youthfulness even in old age. We are mostly calm, peaceful, quiet and still.

We’re learning not to preach, but if you ask us real questions, the answers will be channeled from the source of love and knowledge. We will show you the books, the meditation, the yoga, the relationship practices, the way of living that truly transcends the suffering that has been life on earth for a long time now.

The only thing special about us is that we know we are not special at all. We know that we are no different from you in all the ways that matter. We are equal, harmonious, accepting of everything, and we are quietly creating a new Earth just by being what we all are. The new normal is your true identity, your essence, your consciousness, the observer of the mind, the soul. We will meet you here. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your beginning. (A Course in Miracles)

The return to knowledge involves the undoing of a thought system called separation—otherwise known as the fallen or egoic state of existence. You fear this undoing as though it is death, but in truth it is only the death of error and suffering.

In simple terms, belief in separation means that you believe you are separate from the universe, you have the power to create yourself, you can control what happens, and that you will find your own salvation by arranging the external world according to your liking.

This thought system is the normal state of human existence, but it doesn’t work and never has. Has it brought you lasting peace and happiness so far? Why, after so much time adhering to a system of thought that has failed you, do you cling to it ever more tightly?

Even if you do manage to get what you want, it isn’t going to be what you want. That’s why the fabulously rich and famous often end up depressed or suicidal. Seeking salvation in any external form is error. Getting what you want in this life brings a happiness that is momentary and fleeting like the high you get from a drug.

But the mind has tremendous power under any influence. Belief in separation has miscreated a world ruled by fear, judgement, violence, tragedy and terrible suffering. People and institutions do horrible things because we have become infected with an insane thought system. Do not fear this undoing—the remembrance of knowledge and the end of error.

Now we go back to before the thought system. You were born already perfect and complete, just as you still are now. You are perfect love and all your needs are provided for. You are simple joy, happiness, and pure inspiration. For a long time, you have been taught to sacrifice. Now you forgive yourself and everyone. Together, we undo error and we heal. We lose faith in all thought systems and we return to the oneness of knowledge at the source. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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Knowledge can always be remembered, never having been destroyed. (A Course in Miracles)

Knowledge is of spirit and requires no learning, only remembering. Truth is effortlessly recognized, but only by a mind that is free from conditioned perception and interpretation. There are no degrees or levels to knowledge. If you can recognize any of it within yourself, you have known it fully.

Attainment of true knowledge requires that you do nothing. Instead, you must undo everything. Meditation or true prayer is the practice of undoing the damage done to you by the world so that knowledge can be remembered. To undo is to create gaps in your stream of thoughts, moments of no thought and only awareness, so that the light of knowledge can shine through and remembering can occur.

Perception, which is of the mind and body, is what you have been taught by a world that has attempted to control you and use you. Perception interprets, judges, and asks questions but never reaches lasting conclusions. Perception is the tireless workings of a mind without knowledge that endlessly tries to control, manipulate, grasp, and get. The perceiving mind seeks but never finds, dissects but never unites. A mind without knowledge of spirit is only an ego that stubbornly defends the darkness of fear against the light of love even as it pretends to be intelligent, good and rational. This is the state of suffering.

Knowledge is effortless, beyond debate, beyond justification and rationalization. It is instantly remembered fully and completely on the level of spirit—which is beyond thoughts and words. We try to communicate knowledge through spiritual language, beautiful works of art, stories, or sometimes through rituals and symbols—but these creations are not meant to be taken literally as the truth. A spiritual teaching or creation only points to knowledge—momentarily inspiring us with the profound remembering of what we are—which naturally gives us the faith and will to undo false perception and to align fully with knowledge. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Perhaps love does exist, but it’s not what everyone thinks love is. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

To be human is to know what love is. The problem is that we’ve stopped believing in love because it never seems to last. Is lasting love only an illusion, or does happiness in love always fade in time?

Sadly, most “love” relationships are like this: “I abuse you the way you need to be abused, and you abuse me the way I need to be abused. We have a good equilibrium; it works.” (from Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz)

The problem is that we treat love like it is a drug we are addicted to. We meet someone who excites us and who is willing to give us love. It feels so good that we are afraid to lose it. We try to possess and control the person because we need the drug. We’ll desperately do whatever it takes to get a constant, on-going supply and believe it will make us happy forever.

Now the love is no longer a beautiful gift; rather, an expectation and demand. You move in together, you get married, and now you feel justified in arguing, manipulating, and abusing each other to get what you expect. Now there is no freedom, no respect, and the love fades. You might stay together for other reasons, but the fun and happy feelings are gone because you have made a terrible mistake: you thought that love is something you can get from the other.

Happiness in love comes not from the taking; rather, from the giving. Love originates from within you and flows out to the other. To find a person who is simply willing to receive your love without conditions is perfect bliss. When two people master the art of giving love without conditions and receiving love without resistance, you will both experience ongoing, perfect love.

Love doesn’t fade. It is infinite. If love seems to fade in your life, it is because you are holding back from giving it or you start trying to take it. Stop looking outside yourself and start looking within.

In love, you have never been let down by anyone but yourself. You are all the love you need and others will enjoy the love you offer. Let it flow from you freely and enjoy whatever happens in return without any expectations. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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