By looking at the behavior of the cells in our own body, we can observe the most extraordinary and efficient expression of The Seven Spiritual Laws. This is the genius of nature's intelligence. These are the thoughts of God - the rest are details.
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
We are placed here in this world to manage a project that is equivalent to building a new universe every day. Creating yourself is not just a full-time job, it is a staggering one.
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
Yes, a guide can help point the way to your own sense of self and your purpose in life. No, a guide can't replace your own search. When you are in your car driving through town, signposts can tell you where each road goes, but only you can turn the steering wheel.
Virtual domain = the field of spirit Quantum domain = the field of mind Material reality = the field of physical existence.
What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.
On the surface, everyday life has become much more comfortable than ever before. Yet people still lead lives of quiet desperation. The source of this desperation is repression, a sense that you cannot be what you want to be, cannot feel what you want to feel, cannot do what you want to do.
There is a wellspring of life within you where you can go for cleansing and transformation.
When I was growing up, I went to an Irish-Christian missionary school.
The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality.
If the outcome is the best, we thank God. And, if the worst happens, we thank Him more, for He only knows what is right.
Commit yourself to the possibility that everything you see around you is far less real than God. You want to see the truth "with all your heart, with all you soul, and with all your mind," as Jesus says. This is actually a commitment to joy.
There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.
If the fate of the universe was decided in a single moment at the instant of the Big Bang , that was the most creative moment of all.
You acquire full power only by realizing that you have been using that power all along to thwart yourself. You are potentially the prisoner, the jailer, and the hero who opens the prison, all rolled into one.
When asked the secret of how to look at the world afresh, with delighted eyes, Merlin said, You lack innocence. Having labeled a thing, you no longer see that thing, you see its label instead.
New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.
God descends to earth like fresh spring rain, and at every level his grace is received differently. For some it feels like love, for others like salvation. It feels like safety and warmth at one level, like coming home at another.
We Americans sit at the head of the banquet table, as we have done for a century. Our standard of living is luxurious by any measure.
How can you put the Law of Least Effort into action? There are three things you can do. The first thing is to accept people, situations, and events as they are, not as you wish they were, in this moment. This moment is as it should be, because it took the entire universe to make this moment.
People often speak of bad karma, concentrating on the aspect of wrong; but in its purest form, karma can be right or wrong and still leave an imprint.
That's what had changed when he jumped into the abyss. He exchanged illusion for truth. He felt purified, and yet some part of him couldn't rejoice in it. What would it be like to be the only man who wasn't afraid?
Everything hinges on how you relate to your brain. By setting higher expectations, you enter a phase of higher functioning. One of the unique things about the human brain is that it can do only what it thinks it can do.
Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.
Sir Arthur Eddington as he contemplated the peculiarities of the quantum domain: Something unknown is doing we don't know what.
One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin, then one touch of myth makes the whole world sacred.
In the beginning, There was neither existence nor nonexistence, All this world was unmanifest energy … The One breathed, without breath, by Its own power Nothing else was there.… RIG-VEDA In modern terms, this verse tells us that God can only be found in a virtual state, where all energy is stored before creation.
Tradition makes people want to cling to their identity. Change is the enemy.
All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.
Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.
He (God) is right and always has been, because in reality God is only love.
In every conversation I've had - with housewives in Mumbai, with middle-class people, upper-class, in the slums - everyone says there is an underlying consciousness of karma. That people believe in karma - that what you're putting out is going to come back. If I do something to you, the energy of it is going to come back to me in the future.
The same faint song is heard in everything: "Behold yourself".
Walk with those who are looking for the truth, run from those who think they have found it.
The basis of everything in the wizards' world rests upon the insight "All this is myself." Therefore, in accepting the world as it is, the wizard views everything in the light of self-acceptance, which is the light of love.
I've worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it's awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.
Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I'm speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I'm doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.
Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times. His story is full of adventure, intrigue, betrayal.
Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that's karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there's karma all over again.
Who is content simply to be? You too have felt the peace of simply being. Wake up to that, and you will join me in being free.