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#4397 - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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You are not "in the now"; you are the now. That is your essential identity--the
only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And
consciousness is who you are. That's the equation.

~Eckhart Tolle





If this were your only spiritual practice, it would be enough: to withdraw
identification from opinions, positions, thoughts.

~Eckhart Tolle



And this myth that I can rest in some assuredness. That I will never again feel
insecure or feel fear, or feel doubt, or feel those emotions we don’t want to 
feel. If I'm truly enlightened I will never feel those emotions. Forget it. That’s 
not it. That's the pipe dream. That is the opium that is sold to the masses. 
And they eat it up and they never get there and they end up disillusioned. 


Freedom is never freedom "from." If it's freedom "from"  anything, it's not
freedom at all. It's freedom "to." Are you free enough to be  afraid? Are you
free enough to feel insecure? Are you free enough not to  know? Are you free
enough to know that you can't know? Are you free  enough to be totally
comfortable, to know that you can't know what's around  the next corner?
How you will feel about it? How you will respond to it? That  you literally can't
know? Are you free enough to be totally at ease and  comfort with the way
things actually are? That's freedom.



Not to know is profound; to know is shallow. Not to know is internal; to know
is external. ~Chuang-tzu 


To one who knows naught it is clearly revealed. ~Meister Eckhart 


Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment;  Cleverness is mere opinion,
bewilderment is intuition. ~Rumi 


Rejoicing in nothing and knowing nothing are the true rejoicing and the true
knowledge. ~Lao-tzu


All I know is that I know nothing. ~Socrates



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When you’re blind to your own nature, the Buddha is an ordinary being. When
you’re aware of your own nature, an ordinary being is the Buddha. ~Hui Neng


Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it's about becoming
more fully human. . . . It is the end of ignorance. ~Lama Surya Das


A certain level of maturity is needed to see things as they are and not to
blame the path, the self or the world.  ~Sri Sri



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