Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Disappearance of the Universe

Miracles fall like drops of healing rain from Heaven on a dry and dusty world,
where starved and thirsty creatures come to die.

The Dead are not alive, and the living will not die.

You have a chance of finding your ways through the veils of forgetfulness,
back to where you belong.

Perception always involves some misuse of the mind,
because it brings the mind into areas of uncertainty.

The ego is nothing more then a belief about yourself.

Fear holds the world, Forgiveness sets it free.

Enlightenment is but recognition, not a change at all.

The experience of revelation is beyond this world
and can not be captured with words.

Miracles are all the same, the benefits for your mind
when you forgive are unimaginable to you.

The only illusion is the past and the future, there is,
and will always just be the now.

"The Disapperance of the Universe"
Gary R. Renard

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Life can be found only in the present moment.
The past is gone,
the future is not yet here,
and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment,
we cannot be in touch with life.

Our own life is the instrument
with which we experiment with the truth.

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.
Why not try and see positive things,
to just touch those things and make them bloom?

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it.

The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air,
but simply walking on this earth.
The NOW: Eckhart Tolle

Monday, January 15, 2007

MLK: Wisdom

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.

Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.
Martin Luther King

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up
if thou wilt always look there.

Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in
the performance of every act of life.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly;
and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.

Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks,
but only at what he does himself,

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word
or lose your self-respect.

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


“A true devotee or disciple will have great humility and, because of this, will also possess a certain spiritual beauty. The beauty of spirituality lies in humility.”

“Devotion in principle means recognizing that it is the one and the same God who manifests in all living beings and in all the deities, in all names and forms. It means surrendering selflessly to Him. That is the kind of devotion we should have."

"Knowledge helps you to imbibe devotion with the proper understanding of its principles. You have to have wisdom if you want to taste devotion fully. But knowledge without devotion is bitter; it has no sweetness. Those who say, ‘I am everything,’ rarely have any compassion. Devotion contains compassion.”