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Feeling ourselves to be the-one-who-is-experiencing


”Once we feel ourselves to be the-one-who-is-experiencing we know who we are
and the process of self-forgetting ceases.
If we resist the temptation to focus on some familiar way of being
we will lose all sense of who we are.
We will be swept up in the freedom of existence,
without any sense of being separate from it.”
~ Jeff Carreira

 

> Please continue reading: Surrender Kundalini and inner spiritual guidance – part 3

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Going to sleep-away camp opened my eyes to the world around me


”Going to sleep-away camp opened my eyes to the world around me
and the person I aspire to be.”
~Yishama

 

For Yishama leaving home and going to camp helped him grow in his confidence and sense of responsibility. Coming into contact with all kinds of people and different ways of living helped Yishama open up. When he returned from a summer at Camp Stone he was transformed spiritually.

> Read the full story: My Defining Moment

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Neutrality or silence vs Taking sides


””Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
~ Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night,.”

 

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Choose Happiness – make up your mind


”“Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” .”

 

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Rose bushes their thorns or roses


” We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses”
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~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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Natural sounds and a quiet path


”“Wind in the trees, thunder, flowing water, falling leaves, rain, animal voices, birdsong – we live amid a teeming polyphony of natural sounds.

“Add to these the sounds of human activity, from soft footsteps to pneumatic drills, from muted conversation to pounding trains, from jetting fountains to jet planes.”

 

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Ultimate aim of meditation practice


”The ultimate aim of the (meditation) practice is to make direct contact with reality as it is.
The ultimate prize to be won is an unadorned experience of the real.
A direct encounter with reality in this way is shocking and unmistakable.”

~ Jeff Carreira

 

Please find more to read: Meditate into Deep Trust

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Live brightly


‘”Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart,
always based on love.”

~ Don Miguel Ruiz

Live brightly. Be who you are. Who you really are.
With all your wrinkles and warts.
All your cuteness and kindness.
You are enough.
Just relax and be you

 

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Give with joy


”“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”

~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“The greatest joy comes from giving and serving.
That’s much better than the discomfort and distress of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. ”

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Failing to take action


””Many people fail to take action because they’re afraid to fail.
Successful people on the other hand realize that failure is an important part of the learning process.
They know that failure is just a way we learn by trial and error.”

~ Jack Canfield, The Success Principles .”

 

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