If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
Asking, ‘What is the Truth?’ is a demolition project. Most of the so-called spirituality is a construction project. We’re ascending and ascending. It just keeps building, and a person feels, ‘I’m getting better and better.’ But enlightenment is a demolition project.
Adyashanti - Enlightenment and The End of Your World (via oceanandwave)
You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.
Happiness is allowing yourself to be okay with what is, rather than wishing for, and bemoaning, what is not. Obviously, what is is what is supposed to be, or it would not be. The rest is just you, arguing with life.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
We cannot think ourselves awake.
Leave everything outside and come in.
Sink into the heart and allow yourself to be undone
Leave everything outside and come in!
Then you will discover for yourself that
before mind and world and personality,
you are the emptiness that has never moved.
This is your ground. The ground of Being. Your very Self is that.
So leave everything outside and come in.
To understand is not required - realization will come on its own accord when the mind is emptied enough of surmised knowledge to be in awe of the mystery, to dwell in faith…and to truly love.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Let us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.