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Nondual Highlights Issue #2517, Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Are you crying because you have no control?

What if, instead, you simply decided to laugh at
the idea of having no control?

Wouldn't you, then, be experiencing the dramas
in your life very differently?

But, then again, maybe you don't even have any
control over making that decision either!

In other words, you may not have any control over
deciding that you have no control.

- Chuck Hillig,
Seeds for the Soul, posted to AlongTheWay

Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring.

John Eliot, Ph.D.,
Reverse Psychology for Success
, posted to AlphaWorld


The separation
that we experience
between ourselves,
and that
which we desire,
is created,
solely by
the judgments,
the fears,
the myriad considerations,
that we perpetuate,
in our minds,
in our emotions...

- Arial, posted to Poetic-Mystcism

Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls,
something borrowed which we mistake as our own.
Ignorance is better than this; clutch at madness instead.
Always run from what seems to benefit your self:
sip the poison and spill the water of life.
Revile those who flatter you;
lend both interest and principle to the poor.
Let security go and be at home amidst dangers.
Leave your good name behind and accept disgrace.
I have lived with cautious thinking;
now I'll make myself mad.

- Rumi,
Mathnawi II: 2327-2332, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski, posted to Sunlight

How very happily we live,
free from hostility
among those who are hostile.
Among hostile people,
free from hostility we dwell.

How very happily we live,
free from misery
among those who are miserable.
Among miserable people,
free from misery we dwell.

How very happily we live,
free from busyness
among those who are busy.
Among busy people,
free from busyness we dwell.

How very happily we live,
we who have nothing.
We will feed on rapture
like the radiant gods.

- The Buddha, from the
Dhammapada, 197-200, posted to DailyDharma

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