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tolle

Eckhart Tolle
- spiritual teacher and author of The Power of Now and A New Earth which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don’t interpret. See the light, shapes, colours, textures. Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the space that allows everything to be. Listen to the sounds; don’t judge them. Listen to the silence underneath the sounds. Touch something - anything - and feel and acknowledge its Being. Observe the rhythm of your breathing; feel the air flowing in and out, feel the life energy inside your body. Allow everything to be, within and without. Allow the ‘isness’ of all things. Move deeply into the Now.
Presence is needed to become aware of the beauty, the majesty, the sacredness of nature. Have you ever gazed up into the infinity of space on a clear night, awestruck by the absolute stillness and inconceivable vastness of it? Have you listened, to the sound of mountain stream in the forest? Or to the song of a blackbird at dusk on a quiet summer evening? To become aware of such things, the mind needs to be still. You have to put down for a moment your personal baggage of problems, of past and future, as well as all your knowledge; otherwise, you will see but not see, hear but not hear. Your total presence is required.

Byron

Byron Katie
teaches people how to end their own suffering. The author of the bestselling books: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life and A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are. I Need Your Love - Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead.

There is only one problem, ever, your uninvestigated story in the moment. The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is, is what we want. You tell the story of how they invited you, and this story makes you happy. Or you tell the story of how they don't invite you, and the story makes you sad. Nothing is happening but your story. And yet you believe that it's their action or non-action that causes your emotions. You’re deluding yourself with your own uninvestigated thoughts, in their name, bouncing off walls - happy, sad, happy, sad. ‘It's their fault I'm happy, it's their fault I'm sad’. This is confusion.

heal your life

Louise L. Hay
You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life is all about using your thoughts to fix the problems in your life. What kind of problems? Relationships, work, success, prosperity, and your body. The timeless message of the book is that we are each responsible for our own reality and "dis-ease." Hay believes we make ourselves ill by having thoughts of self-hatred. She includes a directory of ailments and emotional causes for each with a corresponding affirmation to help overcome the illness. Louise’s key message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Louise explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and how you can change your thinking…and improve the quality of your life. "Whatever we believe becomes true for us. Each moment is a new beginning. Every thought we think is creating our future. Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. The point of power is always in the present moment. If you don't eat right and you don't know how to take care of your body, you're not going to have the energy to do anything wonderful."

Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda
Yogananda brought the science of meditation from India to the West in 1920. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship to teach scientific techniques of meditation that will lead to spiritual understanding and wellbeing.

"Spiritual advancement is not to be measured by one’s displays of outward powers, but solely by the depth of his bliss in meditation. ... ‘How quickly we weary of earthly pleasures! Desires for material things is endless; man is never satisfied completely, and pursues one goal after another. That ‘something else’ he seeks is the Lord, who alone can grant lasting joy. ‘Outward longings drive us from the Eden within; they offer false pleasures that only impersonate soul happiness. The lost paradise is quickly regained though divine meditation. As God is unanticipatory Ever-Newness, we never tired of Him. Can we be surfeited with bliss, delightfully varied through eternity?’ ‘I understand now, sir, why saints call the Lord unfathomable. Even everlasting life could not suffice to appraise Him.’ Life by life, each man progresses (at his own pace, be it ever so erratic) toward the goal of his own apotheosis. Death, no interruption in this onward sweep, simply offers man the more congenial environment of an astral world in which to purify his dross. 'Let not your heart be troubled... In my Father's house are many mansions.' It is indeed unlikely that God has exhausted His ingenuity in organising this world, or that, in the next world, He will offer nothing more challenging to our interest than the strumming of harps."

a return to love

Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love

"We overvalue what we perceive with our physical senses, and undervalue what we know to be true in our hearts. Love isn't material. It's energy. It's the feeling in a room, a situation, a person. Money can't buy it. Sex doesn't guarantee it. It has nothing at all to do with the physical world, but it can be expressed nonetheless. We experience it as kindness, giving, mercy, compassion, peace, joy, acceptance, non-judgment, joining, and intimacy. Do what you love. Do what makes your heart sing. And never do it for the money. Don’t go to work to make money; go to work to spread joy.

What is not loved is not understood. We hold ourselves separate from people and wait for them to earn our love. But people deserve our love because of what God created them to be. As long as we're waiting for them to be anything better, we will constantly be disappointed. When we choose to join with them, through approval and unconditional love, the miracles kicks in for both parties."

 

 

 

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