"Sometimes when you are fed up, you just want the enlightenment pill.
But I say, No, no, no.
Maybe if you are free instantly, something could not cope with it. Something has been preparing you internally, mentally and emotionally, to cope with the full impact of seeing.
So don’t be in a rush and instead simply walk with me, talk with me and see if you can follow my words inside your heart.
Fully enjoy the adventure of Self-discovery."
"You don’t have to fight.
You only have to keep choosing Truth. Only choose.
Let Grace fight for you if needed.
You just keep choosing, ‘Yes, I choose the true.’
And when the exposing power comes,
be completely naked in front of it.
This much courage you must have.
When the impulse arises
to look deeply into a thing, be fearless,
because the power is with you in this moment.
Be empty. That’s it.
When you’re empty, you’re the most powerful,
because you’re present.
You’re awake. You’re alive.
And you’re nothing."
"I detach myself from preconceived outcomes and trust that all is well. Being myself allows the wholeness of my unique magnificience to draw me in those directions most beneficial to me and to all others. This is really the only thing I have to do. And within that framework, everything that is truly mine comes into my life effortlessly, in the most magical and unexpected ways imaginable, demonstrating every day the power and love of who I truly am. "
-- Anita Moorjani, Dying to Be Me
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
-- W.H. Murray
"Our only job in every situation is to merely let go of our resistance to love. What happens then is up to Him. We’ve surrendered control. We’re letting Him lead. We have faith. He knows how."
-- Marianne Williamson
"Surrender means, by definition, giving up attachment to results. When we surrender to God, we let go of our attachment to how things happen on the outside and we become more concerned with what happens inside."
-- Marianne Williamson
"Everything you can imagine is real."
-- Pablo Picasso
"Freedom comes at a price, and that price is transparency. You must own every negative feeling or tendency within you and take full responsibility for it. You must draw back the subtle arrows of blame, and you must locate every hidden vestige of fear within your being and embrace it without fear."
-- Richard Rudd
"Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is teaching you to stand on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you hate is teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear is teaching you courage to overcome that fear. Anything you can't control is teaching you how to let go."
-- Jackson Kiddard
"Enlightenment has nothing to do with the head or the heart. Certainly, the head and the heart tend to open up, but that’s a byproduct. Enlightenment is actually waking up from the head and from the heart. It’s waking up from the dream of “me” and seeing the oneness of all things. That’s what I mean by “reality”: that oneness. The truth is that you are that unity. You are not simply a particular person in a particular body with a particular personality; you are that one reality, which manifests itself as all these seemingly separate things."
"You are LIFE passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with the logic, not with the intellect, but because you can FEEL that life, you find out that you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock. You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are life."
-- Don Miguel Ruiz
"The world is full of half-enlightened masters. Overly clever, too "sensitive" to live in the real world, they surround themselves with selfish pleasures and bestow their grandiose teachings upon the unwary. Prematurely publicizing themselves, intent upon reaching some spiritual climax, they constantly sacrifice the truth and deviate from the Tao. What they really offer the world is their own confusion. The true master understands that enlightenment is not the end, but the means. Realizing that virtue is her goal, she accepts the long and often arduous cultivation that is necessary to attain it. She doesn't scheme to become a leader, but quietly shoulders whatever responsibilities fall to her. Unattached to her accomplishments, taking credit for nothing at all, she guides the whole world by guiding the individuals who come to her. She shares her divine energy with her students, encouraging them, creating trials to strengthen them, scolding them to awaken them, directing the streams of their lives toward the infinite ocean of the Tao."
-- Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.) Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (80)
"We love our own sense of free will, limited as it is.
We have a fear of being without our own private will.
This is one of the aces up the sleeve of the mind.
When we speak of surrender,
you feel like you are giving up your own autonomy to a higher power,
and are not anymore making your own decisions.
You think, ‘I may not agree with God. He may not give me what I want.’
You think you may give up your beautiful life only to end up like a spiritual vegetable.
But in the experience itself, of surrendering and tasting the fruit of surrendering,
you see you don't even need to trust.
You are one with the universe, which is in perfect harmony and alignment with itself.
Why would you have a desire when everything is so perfect?
If everything is perfect, why would you want free will?"
-- Mooji, India 2016
"When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it."
"He who stands on tiptoe
doesn't stand firm.
He who rushes ahead
doesn't go far.
He who tries to shine
dims his own light.
He who defines himself
can't know who he really is.
He who has power over others
can't empower himself.
He who clings to his work
will create nothing that endures.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching