Aug. 2nd, 2015

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The more actively we seek out happiness, the less likely we are to find it. The reason for this is that all forms of seeking pertain to the finite, egoic consciousness (our everyday identity), whereas true, permanent happiness is the unconditional Reality itself, which transcends the ego. (...) We cannot become happy; we can only be happy.

Most people have experienced moments of joy or delight at one time or another in their lves. That means we know what happiness feels like... what we experience when our whole body radiates with joyous energy and we feel like embracing everyone and everything. In those precious moments, we are in touch with something more real than our ordinary self or the world that our ordinary self experiences. Our ego is temporarily suspended, and our consciousness and energy and stepped up manifold. There is simply an overwhelming feeling of happines, of blissfulness, which has the quality of love. We can always remember, with our whole body, those occasions of extraordinary joy. (...)

To remember to be present as the body is a skill that can be learned. To be presently happy rather than to seek to become happy is an open option for all of us-- in every single moment. We can either lose ourselves in fear, anger, sorrow, lust, jealousy, pride, self-complacency, and all the other diverse egoic states, or we can feel through to the great pool of bliss that lies beyond them.

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We are always already enlightened, but this must become our immediate and continuous apperception.

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Stressful effort-- "trying too hard"-- is always a sign that our ego is in the way.

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If your love has contracted into agner, the atmosphere itself feels threatening,
but when you're expansive and clear, no matter what the weather,
you're in an open windy field with friends.

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Don't repeatedly keep doing what your lowest self wants.

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You have a source inside you, a cool spring that sometimes stops flowing, frozen or clogged with silt. (...)
If your heart feels numb and metallic, walk into into the sun, or whatever the mystery is that makes your inner spring well up.

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Muhammed said no one looks back and regrets leaving this world. What's regretted is how real we thought it was!
How much we worried about phenomena and how little we considered what moves through form.

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Spring is how the soul renews and refreshes itself, fields damp and sprouting.

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Silence is the best alchemy.

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Flow inside me, source of the source of joy, life essence.

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In every instant there's dying and coming back around. Muhammad said, This world
is a moment,
a pouring that refreshes adn renews itself so rapidly it seems continuous,
as a burning stick taken from the fire looks like a golden wire when you swirl
it in the air, so we feel duration as a string of sparks.

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Don't make yourself miserable with what's to come, or not to come.

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No one knows the source of joy.

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Movement wakes us up and unlocks new blessings.

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When you feel a peaceful joy, you're near the truth... Speak the clearest truth you know.

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Joy moves always to new location, the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter's tale is over. Now with each spring day a new story.

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When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

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It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

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Half of any person is wrong and weak and off the path. Half! The other half is dancing and swimming and flying in the invisible joy.

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Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

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