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The Practice of People-Watching

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A little spiritual practice I recommend is to go to a public place where you can sit and watch human beings, perhaps at a café or in the park. I call it “people-watching.” The only difference between ordinary people-watching and this kind of people-watching is that your practice is not to attach any label or judgment on any human that you watch; you allow them to be as they are as they walk along or do whatever they do, and enjoy the incredible spectacle of the multiplicity of human forms.

There is no judging as good or bad; just allow them to be, so the mind does not call them anything. You’re there as an innocent observer. It’s a beautiful thing; it even does something to the energy field where you are, where you’re sitting. You bring in a different frequency, but that’s a secondary thing. Don’t start thinking, “I am here to bring in a different frequency…”; just be there an alert watcher…

—Eckhart Tolle

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Articles

 

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Illusion of Time

“Time is only experienced by the events which occur within it; and I maintain that the early universe had very little going on and consequently time moved very, very slowly. The character of time as we approach the present is that there are more and more physical domains, and energetic domains in which change can occur. For example, the early universe was a pure plasma, a pure swarm of unassociated electrons. You didn’t even have atomic systems, let alone chemistry, molecular chemistry, life, complex speciated life, and dynamically balanced planetary ecosystems. Each one of those more complex phenomena crystallized out, or emerged, if you will, from the previous systems that had come into existence.

So when I say time is speeding up, what I mean really is, more and more is happening. And if you ask the question, ‘Well, what would be the ultimate state of connectivity, or of happening?’ It’s when all points are connected to all other points. Somehow this concept of connectivity is intimately linked to the concept of complexity, and so really what I’m saying is that the universe is getting its act together. It’s connecting the dots. It’s bringing everything into co-relationship with everything else. And somehow it does this through the production of consciousness.”

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Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Video

 

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An Empty Life

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Posted by on December 11, 2016 in Articles

 

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Our Measurement of Worth Is Barbaric

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Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Articles

 

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We Might Have To Medicate You

Resist your temptation to lie
By speaking of separation from God,
Otherwise,
We might have to medicate
You. In the ocean
A lot goes on beneath your eyes. Listen,
They have clinics there too
For the insane
Who persist in saying things like:
“I am independent from the
Sea, God is not always around 
Gently
Pressing against
My body.”
 
 
From: ‘The Gift’ by Hafiz, a Sufi poet.
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
 
 

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Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Articles

 

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Live in a Way That Honors Who You Are

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings

Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself:

1. What or who would you be if you knew you couldn’t fail?
2. What is your ninety-second personal elevator speech?
3. What are your core personal values?
4. What makes you genuinely happy?
5. If money were no object, how would you live your life differently?

So, find a quiet place and allow yourself plenty of time to go through and really think about each question and then just go for it.

Go ahead. Begin your journey. Change direction. Create new dreams or rediscover dreams you left behind.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Articles

 

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Question Authority? Question EVERYTHING!

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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Articles

 

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Your Thoughts Have Consequences

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Posted by on November 26, 2016 in Articles

 

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The Possession of Things

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“The value systems that aggrandize the possession of things, the tearing up of the Earth, competition, classism, racism, sexism, have led us to the brink of catastrophe. Now, I think, we have to abandon Western cultural values, and return to the deeper wisdom of the body in connection with the plants. That’s the seamless web that leads us back into the heart of nature.” – Terence McKenna

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Articles

 

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How do you define yourself?

How do you define yourself? An inspiring lecture from the late Alan Watts.

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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Video

 

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Restoring Women to Cultural Memory

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“One of the devastating weaknesses of university learning, of the store of knowledge and opinion that has been handed down through academic training, has been its almost total erasure of women’s experience and thought from the curriculum… What you can learn [in college] is how men have perceived and organized their experience, their history, their ideas of social relationships, good and evil, sickness and health, etc. When you read or hear about ‘great issues,’ ‘major texts,’ ‘the mainstream of Western thought,’ you are hearing about what men, above all white men, in their male subjectivity, have decided is important.”

— Adrienne Rich

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Posted by on January 3, 2016 in Articles

 

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No Bud Breaks Open Alone

We are not here on Earth to be alone but to be a part of a living community, a web of life in which all is sacred. Like the cells of our body, all of life is in constant communication, as science is just beginning to understand. No bird sings in isolation, no bud breaks open alone. And the most central note that is present in life is its sacred nature… Hearing its presence speak to us, we feel this great bond of life that supports and nourishes us all. Today’s world may still at times make us feel lonely, but we can then remember what every animal, every insect, every plant knows — and only we have forgotten: the living sacred whole.
— Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Articles

 

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Let There Be Light

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Belief in God does not signify ignorance of Science but coincides with its complexity.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Articles

 

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Who Are You?

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Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Articles

 

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We Are All Monks

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Since my early youth I have seen myself as a monk, but one without a monastery or at least without walls other than those of the entire planet. And even these, it seemed to me, had to be transcended — probably by immanence — without a habit, or at least without vestments other than those worn by the human family. Yet even these vestments had to be discarded, because all cultural cloths are only partial revelations of what they conceal: the pure nakedness of total transparency only visible to the simple eye of the pure of heart. ~ Raimon Panikkar

From: We Are All Monks

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2015 in Articles

 

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