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NDH Issue # 1569  Saturday, September 27, 2003  Editor: Christiana  

This edition of the Highlights includes extracts from online newsletters, not lists.  


Gay Hendricks -It's wise to remember that the quality of your life is not about how many breaths you get to take but how many moments you have that take your breath away. 


Wayne Dyer - 10 Secrets Daily Planner (free download to members of Consciousone)

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Daily Journal #10: Wisdom Is Avoiding All Thoughts That Weaken You  

Every single thought you have can be assessed in terms of whether it
strengthens or weakens you. Authentic wisdom is the ability to
monitor yourself at all times to determine your relative state of
weakness or strength, and to shift out of those thoughts that weaken
you. In this way, you keep yourself in an upbeat, higher state of
consciousness, and you prevent your thoughts from weakening every
single organ of your body. When you use your mind to empower you,
you're appealing to that which uplifts and raises your spirits. A
thought of force requires a counter-force, and a battle that weakens;
while a thought of power strengthens you, since no counter-force is
called into play to consume your energy. Power thoughts energize you,
since they make no demands on you. 

Write down three power thoughts you can read over and over today
and focus on during today's tasks and doings.

Michael Gluckman: Light up your Life

Ramana Maharshi

You and I are the same.
What I have done is surely possible for all.
You are the Self
now and can never be anything else.
Throw your worries to the wind,
turn within and find Peace.

Sri Ramana Maharshi
Thus Spake Ramana
by Swami Rajeswarananda
Sri Ramanasramam

In your meditations feel this out:

1) You are aware of the world and all of the limitation that the world seems to put on you. Therefore you are naturally beyond the boundaries of the world.   

2) You are aware of the body and everything that makes it up. Therefore you are naturally beyond the boundaries of the body.   

3) You are aware of the life force such as breath and digestion, so you are naturally beyond the limitations of your life force.    

4) You are aware of the mind with its maze of
feelings and thinking that seems to box you in.
So you are naturally beyond the mind.  

5) You are aware of the state of nothingness
like in deep sleep, so you are even beyond

6) Finally, you are aware of the subject, the
thought that you take to be 'I', so you are even
beyond that.  

7) You don't see the awareness. You know the
awareness because you are the awareness.   

In your meditation practice, step by step consider each of
these. For more details on each step see "
Making Your
Wisdom Come Alive

Photo: Falung Gong meditation exercises Civic Center, San Francisco

Daily Zen

In the beginning of practice we are fixated on our own progress and
understanding. As we train further our ability to help others grows,
whether in clarifying a technique or in sensing when a few kind words
are needed. To continue in practice involves moving beyond our own
personal practice to an awareness of the needs of others as well. The
dissolution of the separation between self and others is more than an
intellectual construct; our actions demonstrate how deeply
Understanding has penetrated. Actions always speak louder than
words, discussions, and concepts. 

Compassion is a powerful doorway into a life of practice. How many of
us will choose a life of compassion in action? Each moment we stand
at a crossroads; every action reveals our heart.

Enjoy a compassionate Equinox,
The Monkess


Kees Schreuders: Standpoints, light, darkness, letters, words, stories,
bliss, toothache. Does consciousness prove itself by playfully pointing
to itself with these words? 

Jan Kersschot: It is like being aware without interference, or 'being a
witness without judging'. It is about simply being. Then all that is left
is 'what is'. This 'Beingness' doesn't originate from restlessness nor
from a battle against evil, it is just naturally available from a Oneness
with what is without there being anyone who can lay claim on this
Oneness.  Jan's website:

Leo Hartong: ATTD

From the book 'Awakening to the Dream.'

Throughout this text, I'll keep reminding you of
the book's conceptual nature and of the fact
that this writing is simply a pointer or signpost,
constantly repeating the same directions in
different ways. Climbing the signpost will not
get you to your destination. It is like Zen
describing itself as "a finger pointing to the
moon." If you focus on the finger, you will miss
the luminosity at which it is pointing. 

The moon for this textual finger is the ultimate
subject, or that which cannot be made into an
object. It is the source beyond space and time,
which escapes all attempts at labeling and yet
has been given many names, such as God, the
ultimate ground of being, The Tao, your original
face, or the deep Self. 

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