A compilation of texts I’ve received from a certain Spiritual Guide
“Having lived long, I have learned that not one thing is true– it’s all true.” Ernest Hemingway.
“No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.” Tilopa
Meditation is bearing witness to thoughts as they arise like bubbles from the bottom of a pond. Don’t add to the thoughts, just watch them rise, burst, and vanish. Eventually they stop rising.
In your desirelessness lies your only fulfillment.
“In your complete helplessness suddenly the whole Existence moves to help you” -Osho
Hope is desire for things to be other than they are. Without hope you deal with reality.
Pessimism is expectation of the worst. This is no expectation and no preferences. Nothing is better or worse.
You are all neutral, accepting all.
The admission of confusion is the beginning of enlightenment.
In your hopelessness lies your only hope.
If you have no desires you are fulfilled.
Helpless, you are not striving, but moving with existence.
Let it be.
“Once we truly know that life is difficult- once we truly understand and accept it- then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” -M. Scott Peck
“The first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself” -Mark Caine
You must go on, I can’t go on, You must go on, I’ll go on, You must say words, As long as there are any, until they find me, until they say me, Strange pain, Strange sin, You must go on, Perhaps it’s done already, Perhaps they have said me already, Perhaps they have carried […]
I have kept a journal since I was about 7 years old. Since then, I have recorded memories, quotes, lyrics, and much more throughout my life that I’m happy I’ll be able to go back through and read.
Here are some benefits of keeping a journal:
- It trains you to be observant
- It prevents you from losing an idea
- It helps you memorize and idea
- It trains you to express your thoughts
- It helps you expand your ideas
- It helps you review all the lessons you’ve learned
- It allows you to see progress over time
If you don’t know where to start with the whole “journaling” thing, here are some ideas for you.
- Use quotes
- Use poems
- Use definitions from a dictionary or create your own
- Use magazine clips
- Use receipts or labels
- Create a journal jar with various themes. Pick one each day and journal about that subject. Include photos if possible.
- Use the ABC’s- think of descriptive words for each letter
- Use commercials or TV catch phrases
- Stickers! Mixed media!
- Use bullet points rather than full sentences
- Use lyrics to songs
- Use the words to a favorite children’s book
- Conduct an interview
- Fill in the blank…
- Use templates like Journal Genie from Chatterbox to create creative shaped journal spots like circles or waves
- Place a bunch of descriptive word strips on the page
- Write from the point of view of a pet or child
- Journal “a day in the life” complete with photos
- Record a funny conversation
- Journal your defining moments!
- Journal you routine or daily schedule
- Journal your weekly menu and grocery list
- Journal your style by cutting out pictures from magazines that represent your likes and dislikes
We can’t choose where we come from, but we can choose where we go from there. Perks of Being a Wallflower