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Our Ideas

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“Our ideas are like the stones on a path we travel. There is not a single thought that does not take us somewhere. That is why we must not leave our minds in a state of fear if we wish to walk toward inner health and peace.”

~ Gerald Jampolsky, Teach Only Love

Painting by Toshi Yoshida (1941)

Natural State

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“Love is a natural state of consciousness. It is neither easy nor difficult, those words don’t apply to it at all. It is not an effort; hence, it can’t be easy and it can’t be difficult either. It is like breathing! It is like your heartbeat, it is like blood circulating in your body.”

~ Osho

What Do You See

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“Once you are able to look and see no difference at all, there is no need for harmony. For here, there is only Oneness. This is the place the story began. And this is the end toward which all consciousness now strives to return.”

~ Buddha

The Point Is Love

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“The point of life is to love, and to do so is a choice. In that choice I take action, and in that action, I am love. I have a voice. I can use it to oppress, or I can use it to liberate. I can create, I can lead, and I can love. The same is true for you. Together we can say, I love.

All we have and are is love.”

~ Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

We Need Not Defend Ourselves Against Illusions

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“As you become more and more aware of people playing in their illusions, you notice that their play is like that of children playing imaginary games. When you see them as children playing games, this does not come from a sense of superiority, but from an understanding of their eternal innocence. When they judge you, now you understand that you need not defend yourself against a child’s imaginary game. Regardless how many illusionary bullets in the form of judgmental words they shoot your way, they cannot hurt you. Your choice to not defend yourself is thus not a sign of weakness, but of clarity, knowledge, and strength. Your inner strength comes from knowing that you remain always as God created you, and that there is nothing, no illusion that can change the changeless, or replace the irreplaceable in you. You understand that you do not need defend yourself, not because you are not worth defending, but because there is truly nothing to defend against.

Today when you consciously choose to not defend yourself you reinforce your strength. When there is no longer judgment, self-judgment, or the endless need to protect yourself, the state of peace, your natural state results.”

~ James Blanchard Cisneros, You Have Chosen To Remember