Effortless

Awareness is aware of itself as the nature of mind.

When local awareness becomes aware of spacious awareness, it begins to recognize itself. When local awareness and spacious awareness unite, they realize they have always been united. Awareness knows itself by being itself. We discover that awareness is already awake without our help.

If you can abide as awareness of itself – content-less, timeless, boundless, knowing – for even three to five seconds, that experience can shift you into the ground of Being.

Lock Kelly

Hunters and hunted

The soul, in its longing to grow, will push us toward crisis points, bringing about a situation that will force us to leave behind the old toys and the worn-out ways of operating.

Our soul brings us these crises to remind us that we don’t have to remain stuck in the land of the hunters and the hunted.

We are called to draw ourselves up to our full height and confidence, even when terrified at the prospect of the unknown.


Alberto Villoldo, Cuban Medical anthropologist, writer on Shaminism, Psychiatry with Soul

Want, don’t want

The more likes and dislikes we have, the more physical and psycho-somatic problems we are likely to develop, worst of all, the more turmoil we will feel inside.

People with strong likes and dislikes go about with a sign that says ‘upset me.’

Everywhere they go, they meet a lot of other people wearing the same sign who are only to happy to oblige

Eknath Easwaran, 1910 – 1999, Indian-born spiritual teacher, author, The  Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living