“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
One- No book should be your Bible.
All- Let your daily operating awareness be your Bible.
One- Let your daily operating awareness be your Gita.
All- And your daily functioning perception be your Koran.
One- Come to know the flame of awareness that is burning in your heart.
All- It is a flame of love, a flame of attention.
One- The action of awareness doesn’t nourish ego.
All- The action of awareness has no shadow of fear. ~ Vasant Lad in Strands of Eternity
Quotes & Readings
“It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” ~ Charles de Lint
“Attention is the key that opens the door to inner peace and awareness. Learning to bring a loving and mindful attention to all the moments of our lives, we find ease everywhere. Without attention we live only on the surface of life. The song of a bird, the beauty of a sunset, the cries of someone who needs us are lost to us. It is only when we are attentive to that we are able to explore our inner landscape and learn the lessons we are asked to learn if we are to live with authenticity and freedom. To be touched by anything in the world, to love and to live fully, we need to be present and awake. If we are to love with compassion, balance and generosity, we need to cultivate the art of attentiveness.” ~ Christina Feldman
“Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. … The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” ~ John O’Donohue
Seed of Awareness
Awareness is rock solid. Thoughts and feelings meander like flowing water, passing in and out of your awareness. Awareness is always there, ancient but fully present, strong but gentle, attentive but not controlling. When you feel dragged along by thoughts and feelings, come back to awareness.
Say to yourself: “In the here and now, I am solid. I am free.”