You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born the mother will rightly say: We did it ourselves
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
To hate another person because their action arises from ego is to hate yourself for anything you do that arises from ego. The very process of hating arises from the ego’s false belief that hating will place you above another person.
“And so it is with our own past. It is a labour in vain to attempt to recapture it: all the efforts of our intellect must prove futile. The past is hidden somewhere outside the realm, beyond the reach of intellect, in some material object (in the sensation which that material object will give us) of which we have no inkling. And it depends on chance whether or not we come upon this object before we ourselves must die.”
― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way
Never try to do harm to anybody because all will fall back on you. If you can do something good, do. If you can help somebody, help. If you can have some compassion, love, let it flow, because it will be coming back. In moments of need, you will have something to depend upon, to fall upon. Love as much as you can, help, and don’t be bothered whether the help is paying off right now or not. It pays, it pays tremendously. Don’t be bothered about the time and the place—it pays. It goes on accumulating.
To call yourself a sinner is the greatest of all sins before God! Nobody should ever say that. Don’t identify yourself with your mistakes. When you know God, you will become aware of His presence everywhere. And then you will never judge anyone.
You are carrying a masterpiece hidden within you, but you are standing in the way. Just move aside, then the masterpiece will be revealed. Everyone is a masterpiece, because God never gives birth to anything less than that. Everyone carries that masterpiece hidden for many lives, not knowing who they are and just trying on the surface to become someone. Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. God himself has created you; you cannot be improved.
The greatest gift you can give the world is your own growth into the full consciousness of your own possibilities - and ultimately the evolutionary possibilities of the whole human species.
I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.
You simply are everything arising moment to moment. You do not see the sky, you are the sky. You do not touch the earth, you are the earth. You do not hear the rain, you are the rain. You and the universe are what the mystics call “One Taste.” This is not poetry. This is a direct realization, as direct as a glass of cold water in the face.