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Your Vision Will Become Clear When.. Wake Up to the Dream

November 6th, 2015 No comments

I would like to suggest that you add these 3 words to the end of this quote: “in the dream”.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

~ Carl Jung

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What is dreadful is your reaction and inner resistance

March 27th, 2015 No comments


 

The ego cannot distinguish between a situation and its interpretation of and reaction to that situation. You might say, “What a dreadful day,” without realizing that the cold, the wind, and the rain or whatever condition you react to are not dreadful. They are as they are. What is dreadful is your reaction, your inner resistance to it, and the emotion that is created by that resistance. In Shakespeare’s words “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” What is more, suffering or negativity is often misperceived by the ego as pleasure because up to a point the ego strengthens itself through it.

 

Dreaming of perfection vs. Failing into perfection

March 7th, 2015 No comments

Many people rather dream of a certain future than risk taking actions to make it real.

When you “dream”, you are in a safe zone, you can’t fail, and your dream can be perfect.

If you take action you might fail, your dream might change, or it might be less perfect than you had imagined.

Some people rather live a perfect dream than face reality, but without trying they never get to move forward.

Failure is defined by you; one only fails when they stop trying, thus not trying at all is also failure.

Rather than failing while living a perfect dream, work to make your dreams become real, once it is real it becomes perfect.

Quotes from New Earth: On Forgiveness, Resentment & Grievances

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Below you find quotes extracted from Tolle’s book New Earth concerning the topics of: Resentment, grievances and forgiveness ..  Other concepts mentioned below include: The negativeness of indignation, being offended, complaining, bitterness, the ego, labeling, unconsciousness, finding faults, others, anger, hurt, enemies, superiority, upset, painbodies … Followed by how to Forgive.

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Concepts and lines have been extracted, rearranged, and important words highlighted.  Some things were rephrased, others were pasted “as is” .. When things are pasted un-modified, “as is”, they will not have quotation marks.  I take “no” credit for any of this, these are all Tolle’s concepts.

Resentment

 

Resentment is the emotion that goes with:
1- complaining and
2- the mental labeling of people
These add energy into and feed the ego.

 

Resentment may also be accompanied by stronger emotions such as:
1- anger or
2- some other form of upset.
This charges the resentment energetically more.

Resentment means:
To feel bitter, indignant, aggrieved, or offended.

 

You might resent:
Labels you apply to other people, such as other people’s greed, dishonesty, lack of integrity, or actions such as: what they are doing, did, did not do, said, have not said.

 

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Everyone is a Child?

December 8th, 2014 No comments

 

 Most human beings cease to develop at around the age of ten or twelve. The average seventy year-old is often a ten year-old with sixty years time-in-grade. Our societies are of, by, and for Human Children, which explains the self-perpetuating nature of this ghoulish malady, as well as most of the silliness we see in the world.

- Jed in Spiritual Warfare

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Quotes from New Earth: Part 1 – On Success, Abundance, Work and Money

December 7th, 2014 No comments

 

Below you will find a compilation (part 1) of what Eckhart Tolle says in his book New Earth on the issues of success, abundance, work and money…  Other words of interest are: Energy, flow, “not enough”, and who you “really are”, and surrender.  Some parts have been highlighted for you. 

Please note, I am no guru or teacher.  I’m only presenting quotes that I liked (more or less) and ones that seemed to summarize Tolle’s point of view.  The paragraphs below span the entire book, and are not in any particular order, beyond what I felt was appropriate. 

 

To start you off, let’s look at the quote about ego:

 

It [the ego] consists of thought and emotion, of a bundle of memories you identify with as “me and my story,” of habitual roles you play without knowing it, of collective identifications such as nationality, religion, race, social class, or political allegiance. It also contains personal identifications, not only with possessions, but also with opinions, external appearance, longstanding resentments, or concepts of yourself as better than or not as good as others, as a success or failure

 

Now, we are ready for the rest of the quotes:

 

The ego’s unconscious core feeling of “not enough” causes it to react to someone else’s success as if that success had taken something away from “me.” It doesn’t know that your resentment of another person’s success curtails your own chances of success. In order to attract success, you need to welcome it wherever you see it.

 

How to be at peace now? By making peace with the present moment. The present moment is the field on which he game of life happens. It cannot happen anywhere else. Once you have made peace with the present moment, see what happens, what you can do or choose to do, or rather what life does through you. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One With Life. Being one with life is bieng one with Now. You then realize that you don’t live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer, and you are the dance.

  

Who you think you are is also intimately connected with how you see yourself treated by others. Many people complain that others do not treat them well enough. “I don’t get any respect, attention, recognition, acknowledgment,” they say. “I’m being taken for granted.” When people are kind, they suspect hidden motives. “Others want to manipulate me, take advantage of me. Nobody loves me.”

 

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Negating your Self and Becoming Who You Are

December 6th, 2014 No comments

Negating your “self”, i.e. your “ego“,

is a process of destroying.

This is a part of what is called an awakening from a dream-state.

This can be seen as a 3-step process of

seeing,

killing then,

detaching

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The process of awakening looks like it’s about destroying ego, but that’s not really accurate. You never completely rid yourself of ego–the false self–as long as you’re alive, and it’s not important that you do. What matters is the emotional tethers that anchor us to the dreamstate; that hold us in place and make us feel that we’re a part of something real. We send out energetic tendrils from the nexus of ego like roots to attach ourselves to the dreamstate, and to detach from it we must sever them. The energy of an emotion is our lifeforce, and the amount of lifeforce determines the power of the emotion. Withdraw energy from an emotion and what’s left? A sterile thought. A husk. In this sense, freeing ourselves from attachment is indeed the process of awakening, but such attachments aren’t what we have, they’re what we are.

~ Jed McKenna, Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment p.193

Disclaimer: this process is not for everyone, it will change you.

 

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Blessed are the Meek & the Kingdom of God is in Your Midst

December 4th, 2014 No comments

A quote from New Earth by Eckhart Tolle:

Nothing is going to make us free because only the present moment can make us free. That realization is the awakening. Awakening as a future event has no meaning because awakening is the realization of Presence. So the new heaven, the awakened consciousness, is not a future state to be achieved. A new heaven and a new earth are arising within you at this moment, and if they are not arising at this moment, they are no more than a thought in your head and therefore not arising at all.

What did Jesus tell his disciples? “Heaven is right here in the midst of you.” In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus makes a prediction that to this day few people have understood. He says, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

In modern versions of the Bible, “meek” is translated as humble. Who are the meek or the humble, and what does it mean that they shall inherit the earth? The meek are the egoless. They are those who have awakened to their essential true nature as consciousness and recognize that essence in all
“others,” all life­forms. They live in the surrendered state and so feel their oneness with the whole and the Source. They embody the awakened
consciousness that is changing all aspects of life on our planet, including nature, because life on earth is inseparable from the human consciousness
that perceives and interacts with it. That is the sense in which the meek will inherit the earth.
- Tolle, @ the end of “the New Earth” book

 

 

Be the Valley

November 30th, 2014 No comments

Through becoming less (in the ego‘s perception), you in fact undergo an expansion and make room for Being to come forward. True power, who you are beyond form, can then shine through the apparently weakened form. this is what Jesus means when he says, “Deny yourself” or “Turn the other cheek.” This does not mean, of course, that you invite abuse or turn yourself into a victim of unconscious people. …..

 

If you are content with being nobody in particular, content not to stand out, you align yourself with the power of the universe. What looks like weakness to the ego is in fact the only true strength. This spiritual truth is diametrically opposed to the values of our contemporary culture and the way it conditions people to behave. Instead of trying to be the mountain, teaches the ancient Tao Te Ching, “Be the valley of the universe.” In this way, you are restored to wholeness and so “All things will come to you.”

Similarly, Jesus, in one of his parables, teaches that “When you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place so that when your host comes, he may say to you, friend, move up higher. Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

- Tolle, New Earth

Consciousness Created your Brain

November 15th, 2014 No comments

In many of the oldest spiritual knowledge, and occult knowledge, it is understood that Consciousness (god, atman, brahman, spirit, omniverse, soul, the consciousness that observes itself, the unchanging eternal) is the force or energy which is behind all of the physical creation.  Some say that this physical world itself is a mere , like a holographic universe and physics now is catching up.

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The brain does not create consciousness, but consciousness created the brain, the most complex physical form on earth, for its expression. When the brain gets damaged, it does not mean you lose consciousness. It means consciousness can no longer use that form to enter this dimension. You cannot lose consciousness because it is, in essence, who you are. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

~ Eckhart Tolle, New Earth

 

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Inner Purpose, Outer Purpose and Stress

November 10th, 2014 No comments

Watch out for the “ego“.

If you ignore your inner purpose, no matter what you do, even if it looks spiritual, the ego will creep into how you do it, and so the means will corrupt the end. – Tolle, New Earth

Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary. – Tolle, New Earth

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Unhappy is Not Who You Are

October 28th, 2014 No comments

Want more happiness?  who doesn’t?

“If there is unhappiness in you, first you need to acknowledge that it is there. But don’t say, “I’m unhappy.” Unhappiness has nothing to do with who you are. Say: “There is unhappiness in me.” Then investigate it. A situation you find yourself in may have something to do with it. Action may be required to change the situation or remove yourself from it. If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, “Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.”

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is.

There is the situation or the fact, and here are my thoughts about it. Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, “I am ruined” is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. “I have fifty cents left in my bank account” is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering. Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions.

Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.

So, who doesn’t want more happiness?  Look at the ego

There is Only the Now. Now is Confused With the Content of Now

October 12th, 2014 No comments

There is only the now:

“the present moment is confused with what happens, confused with content. The space of Now is confused with what happens in that space. The confusion of the present moment with content gives rise not only to the illusion of , but also to the illusion of ego. “

There are a few

interesting videos,

including full-length documentaries,

on youtube on the topic of being an , in our heads, mental construct, not a constant truth

(click here for youtube search results)

Make Sense of Life: We are All Mad!

October 1st, 2014 No comments

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

- Mark Twain

There is Only the Now. Time is an Illusion

February 4th, 2014 No comments

“everything is happening now. All that ever has been or will be is now, outside of time, which is a [an egoic] mental construct.” – Tolle in New Earth

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There are a few

interesting videos,

including full-length documentaries,

on youtube on the topic of being an , in our heads, mental construct, not a constant truth

(click here for youtube search results)

Predict The Future

December 7th, 2012 No comments
The best way to predict the future of humanity at large is to create it.
The best way to help predict your own future is to work towards making it happen.
 ~ unknown (I came up with it)
Some times are for thinking, planning and doing
Other times are for being
Like yin and yang,
one should
seek
balance

What Are You Worshiping?

December 7th, 2012 No comments

 

Do not go about worshiping deities and religious institutions as the source of the subtle truth. To do so is to place intermediaries between yourself and the divine, and to make of yourself a beggar who looks outside for a treasure that is hidden inside his own breast.

~ Lao Tze

 

This article was also posted here http://ezmbh.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-are-you-worshiping.html

 

Bit More Than You Can Chew?

December 5th, 2012 No comments

Feel like this sometimes?

Took on more than you can handle?

Bit more than you can chew?

 

Whatever it was

what ever it is

 

you can always put it down

spit it out

 

If only for just one moment

try it

just for now

put it down

 

 

 For now,

Allow your mind to

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Lonely or In Solitude

November 28th, 2012 No comments

Ever wondered “Lonely, Alone or In Solitude” ?

 

Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the Master makes use of it,
embracing his aloneness, realizing
he is one with the whole universe.”

~ Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)

this article is also posted at: http://ezmbh.blogspot.com/2012/11/alone-or-solitude.html

A Key to Successful Relationships

December 15th, 2011 No comments

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One key to successful relationships is learning to

say “no”

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without guilt,

so that you can

say “yes”

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without resentment.”

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Bill Crawford

Say “No” Without Guilt

December 13th, 2011 No comments

“One key to successful relationships is learning to say “no” without guilt,

so that you can say “yes” without resentment.”

~ Bill Crawford

An Easy Method to Become and Remain an Optimist

December 12th, 2011 No comments

Wondering how to be an optimist? Someone with constant positive outlook, dreams and success?  This quote puts it nicely:

“I have become my own version of an optimist.

If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door.

Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”

~Rabindranath Tagore

I Want To

December 6th, 2011 No comments

Repeat:

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I Want to

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I Can

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I’m Sure of Myself

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Einstein – Everyone is a Genius

December 1st, 2011 No comments

Einstein said “Everyone is a Genius”. I couldn’t agree more!

Our present day society and culture, ask people to learn in a certain way, hold certain jobs, take exams in a certain way, and those that dont fit or are unwilling to comply with the statuesque are considered dysfunctional or lacking… Wrong!

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11:11 11-11-11 Is Today!

November 11th, 2011 1 comment

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What’s 11/11/11?
It’s a day!

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Is it astrologically significant?

I don’t know!  I don’t know astrology.  I can’t even tell you if the date is really 11/11/11 for all I know the year might be wrong say 2014 instead of 2011, the date is probably normal and boring in other calendars (like the Muslim, Mayan, Hebrew calendars) today.
But, I can tell you the moon is full tonight!
And, no matter what the date astrologically (and corrected for error) might be,  that doesn’t lessen the uniqueness of this day.

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What’s so special about the date?

Nothing and everything!
It is what you make it.  Just like everything else in our lives and society at large, it is what we, human-kind, decide to make of it, and is ultimately what we make it, as a society and on individual basis. (Think: christmas, rituals, holidays, money, brands, trends, music,  laws, habits, best sellers, and others “labels” that we as a society create and agree to live by.. we created them, we made them all what they are).

So, consider making this day 11/11/2011 special.

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Pray?

Consider saying a prayer, pausing for a minute, being thankful, being hopeful, being positive, wishing well to others, extending love and smiles to others..

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Why?
Just because you want to.

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Wont it be nice for you, to look back in 10 years form now, and know exactly what you were doing at 11:11 11/11/11 ?
Do something special,  do nothing at all .. whatever suites you; just be aware of the moment.

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A Man Too Busy

September 7th, 2011 No comments

manstools“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”

A Spanish Proverb

Ask: What If Zero Was Not Empty?

June 3rd, 2011 1 comment

Many think of the number zero (0) as being , well, ZERO..

empty, indicative of lack, emptiness,

nothing being there to be counted.

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Just ask yourself:

What if zero was where things start and where things end?

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What if zero was infinite, connecting mathematical infinity with new beginnings,

thus

Being the other face of infinity,

The source of everything else,

Making zero full of possibilities

Infinitely full of possibilities

What if zero,

Is where it all starts, and it all ends?

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Do you still think zero is still empty?

Perhaps it’s infinity

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Perhaps infinity is zero

and zero is infinity

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all of duality added into one

non-duality

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in other words,

the

Omniverse

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Thought of the day: Loneliness and Homesickness

June 2nd, 2011 No comments

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Ask yourself:

Could my loneliness really be a homesickness  for my inner divine or god?

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Got The Sugar Blues? Duffy Has Good News!

May 30th, 2011 1 comment

sugar addictionI recently completed reading a book titled Sugar Blues by William Duffy, I picked it up at a closeout sale at a Borders bookstore for half price. I like this one, learned a few things from it and have since recommended it to a few friends. I also have largely gone on a sugar-free experiment. I also recommend you read this book, it’s a classic diet book, yet it sounds as if it was written a couple years ago, there might be a few outdated bits and pieces but again, this is a classic worth reading and has a wealth of insight to offer you. I had reduced my sugar intake for a few years, seeking to be “moderate”, this book is actually helping me far “very easily” resist sugar. I am almost sugar free these days. I appreciate the history in this book, you will learn about the history of sugar, and other things like fermenting, sauerkraut and beer. You will learn how sugar was invented, and you will be reminded that unlike salt (so essential people used it as currency in the past) sugar is a relatively new addition to our diet. This book touched me in a positive way, and I feel it will do the same with you. You just might never look at food and eating the same way again! all good positive things!

Well, what else does the book talk about? Duffy makes it clear how he dislikes how sugar is labeled (or not labeled) on products and how it is inaccurate to lump refined sugar with other healthy carbs under the same label name. See, not all carbs are the same, but a food label doesn’t tell you that, nor does it say how much added sugar is in a product. You might be surprised to learn what I learned about brown and raw sugar products, and what they put sugar in (ketchup, mayo, dressing, etc), you’ll read about sugar and the persians, indians, crusades, and even slavery! The book is easy to read as well, well documented and sourced.

Knowing what I know now, it is difficult to allow myself to eat sugar, and I have this book to thank. This books acts as an anti-sugar vaccine or an anti-sugar booster shot. If you crave sugar simply read this book and you will no longer crave it!

Sugar is not a nutrient, it is not empty calories either, it is actually an anti-nutrient, when you eat it you are eating something that takes away vitamins from your body to rid itself of sugar.. thus Duffy defines it as a poison, and I see why.

I’ve finished the book a weak ago only, I can say no to sugar now easily, I have resisted cravings and know what it feels like to eat sugar now vs. another source of calories, and I am still learning my body’s response and watching to see how my health will improve. I am unable to tolerate sugar in things now, many things smell and taste too sweet! I do not touch or crave the junk you find at gas stations or coffee shops. Instead of sugar I eat fruits, brown rice, potatoes etc.. real healthful calories. It’s a transition, for sure, but a good and natural one. I wish I had read this book 20yrs ago, as a kid I binged on sugar and now can see how it probably had negative effects on my health.

See, the thing is, “when it comes to sugar, the secret is not moderation but avoidance.”

I wont ramble much more..

You can find it at a very affordable price on amazon

This is the book description from Amazon:

It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it’s as addictive as nicotine — and as poisonous. It’s sugar. And “Sugar Blues”, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

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Useful Advice from Dr. Plotnikoff

May 24th, 2011 No comments

This article contains a couple videos featuring Dr. Plotnikoff offering real, practical and helpful advice to any person with health issues (not only cancer patients)

1-Fundamentals for Cancer Patients, Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP
Dr. Plotnikoff provides insights into some fundamentals for cancer patients through supportive strategies for body, mind, and spirit.

2- Tips for Cancer Patient Appointments & Stress Reduction
Dr. Plotnikoff provides insightful tips to help people with cancer optimize their medical appointments, be supported, and find calm with “skills before pills” in the midst of stress.

If the videos are not playing or not on youtube, let me know, I have these clips saved in my personal archive.