When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul – then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness
—Fyodor Dostoevsky in a letter to his brother Mikhail after getting out of prison in Siberia. (via incognitorialski)
Do you see this glass? I love this glass. It holds the water admirably. When the sun shines on it, it reflects the light beautifully. When I tap it, it has a lovely ring. Yet for me, this glass is already broken. When the wind knocks it over or my elbow knocks it off the shelf and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, ‘Of course.’ But when I understand that this glass is already broken, every minute with it is precious.
—Ajahn Chah (via iklunk)
ROBERT ABOUT AKASHIC RECORDS , part II
Some people are attracted, have a tendency, to depression. It feels comfortable to them. Others easily overcome adversity. They are not attracted to feeling sorry for themselves. They sense the deeper picture. They feel a spirit within them. They feel boundless within. The point is, you can all overcome so-called adversity, because there is no true adversity.
There are only passing circumstances that will come and go. If you remain centered within, they will not change who you are. They will not drag you down.
You will be lead to rise above it. Why do some people observe adversity and move forward in faith, and others are torn by it?
In the past they have made the effort. And this is in your Akashic Records. And once you make the effort to change yourself, you will never lose this trait. That is why we are all here. To re-write the script of our movie.
You are an actor in a movie. The movie is your life. No good actor will just shrug and say, “It’s just a movie. It’s not real. I’ll just not get involved.” No. They become skilled. Dedicated. Even devoted.
They excel in their talent. They play the part they have been given in the most heroic way. The most beautiful way. Yet of course they know they will go Home and none of the things that they saw ever really happened to them.
But they left a beautiful performance. One that uplifted people perhaps. Made their lives brighter.
Took them away from delusion for a moment. But then they went Home.
Home is your being-ness in God. This is why you crave joy. You are joy. You crave love. Because you
are love. You crave unity. ‘You’, the real you, is in truth, unified with all. Yet what you do here is
extremely important. This will be the script. This will be your Akashic Records. How well you played your part, without harming anyone, without transgressing any spiritual laws.
—Robert Adams (via oceanandwave)
Did I believe that I had a clear mind?
It was like the water of a river
flowing shallow over the ice. And now
that the rising water has broken
the ice, I see what I thought
was the light is part of the darkness.
—Wendell Berry, “Breaking,” in The Country of Marriage (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973) (via apoetreflects)
When we pay attention, whatever we are doing-whether it be cooking, cleaning or making love-is transformed and becomes part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before; everyday life becomes clearer, sharper, and at the same time more spacious.
—RICK FIELDS (via lazylucid)
Be careful of what you do to people; creating karmic ties is irreversible. The time is now to start thinking beyond the surface, vibrationally… beyond the atoms.
— Awakened Vibrations (via awakenedvibrations)
Often, change doesn’t come trumpeting itself in. It comes in quiet, barely noticed ways. No bolts of lightning and grand entrances here. Just a subtle relaxation into the body. A tiny shift towards where you are. An old belief, an outdated story, seen for what it is. A new path emerging in the darkness. A vague, unspeakable hope dawning in the first light of the day you imagined would never come. Everything the same, everything different, everything always resting in motion, and the mysteries of change forever unresolved.
I am nothing.
I’ll never be anything.
I couldn’t want to be something.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world