The Mind

The Mind

The Mind of Absolute Trust
The great way isn’t difficult for those who are unattached to their preferences.

Let go of longing and aversion, and everything will be perfectly clear.

When you cling to a hairbreadth of distinction, heaven and earth are set apart.

If you want to realize the truth, don’t be for or against.

The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.

Not grasping the deeper meaning, you just trouble your minds serenity.

As vast as infinite space, it is perfect and lacks nothing.

But because you select and reject, you can’t perceive its true nature.

Don’t get entangled in the world; don’t lose yourself in emptiness.

Be at peace in the oneness of things, and all errors will disappear by themselves.

If you don’t live the Tao, you fall into assertion or denial.

Asserting that the world is real, you are blind to its deeper reality;

denying that the world is real, you are blind to the selflessness of all things.

The more you think about these matters, the farther you are from the truth.

Step aside from all thinking, and there is nowhere you can’t go.

Returning to the root, you find the meaning;

chasing appearances, you lose there source.

At the moment of profound insight, you transcend both appearance and emptiness.

Don’t keep searching for the truth; just let go of your opinions.

For the mind in harmony with the Tao, all selfishness disappears.

With not even a trace of self-doubt, you can trust the universe completely.

All at once you are free, with nothing left to hold on to.

All is empty, brilliant, perfect in its own being.

In the world of things as they are, there is no self, no non self.

If you want to describe its essence, the best you can say is “Not-two.”

In this “Not-two” nothing is separate, and nothing in the world is excluded.

The enlightened of all times and places have entered into this truth.

In it there is no gain or loss; one instant is ten thousand years.

There is no here, no there; infinity is right before your eyes.

The tiny is as large as the vast when objective boundaries have vanished;

the vast is as small as the tiny when you don’t have external limits.

Being is an aspect of non-being; non-being is no different from being.

Until you understand this truth, you won’t see anything clearly.

One is all; all are one. When you realize this, what reason for holiness or wisdom?

The mind of absolute trust is beyond all thought, all striving,

is perfectly at peace, for in it there is no yesterday, no today, no tomorrow

Seng- T’San

Deepest Part

Deepest Part

When someone shows you their heart, their past, their wounds, they have entrusted you with the deepest part of themselves. It is the part of themselves that makes them uniquely beautiful. To be trusted in this way is a great honor. Guard that trust with your life.
Yasmin Mogahed

Trust

Trust

Morning Blessings,
Not the best start to the new week for me but I’m stoping and taking a deep breath and moving ahead. Sometimes things don’t go according to how we plan, perhaps this happens to us because we aren’t supposed to know the future. All we can do is to have good intentions and let our path unfold as the way it’s supposed too. I feel free when I stop attaching expectations and outcomes to any situation, instead I tell myself that if it is meant to happen then it will so just pray and make the intention that whatever happens serves my highest good. Trust and let go!
I’m a person who finds it very difficult to trust others but this quote makes sense. Sometimes you will trust the wrong person but that doesn’t mean that you should stop trusting altogether. Good reminder!
Blessings & Joy

Fine Friendship

Fine Friendship

Fine friendship requires duration rather than fitful intensity.
–Aristotle

Once we have embarked upon our awakening, we find spiritual recovery through relationships more than any other single factor. We find it through relationships with other people, with ourselves, and with our Higher Power. But most of us who are healing need to learn how to be in a relationship. We have to give up ideas that a friendship is an intense connection or a conflict-free blending of like minds.

A meaningful friendship is a long-term dialogue. If there is conflict or if we make a mistake or fail to do what our friend wants of us, we don’t end the friendship. We simply have the next exchange to resolve the differences. Our dialogue continues over time, and time – along with many amends – builds the bond. With it develops a deepening sense of reliability and trusting one another. When we have lived with our friend through many experiences – or with our Higher Power – we gain a feeling that we really know him or her in a way we could never have in a brief intense connection.

Today, I will do what I need to do to be reliable in my friendships.
Happy Friday the 13th! Hope it’s a lucky one for you.
Blessings and joy for the upcoming weekend.

Love & Trust

Love & Trust

Happy Tuesday!
Last night I had a dream and the message I received was patience. I think my spirit guides are trying to reassure me that everything will be alright. Being a control freak, letting things be is a new thing for me. I’ve always struggled with patience. However, I am determined to let the Universe guide me and direct me towards whatever path I need to follow. The messages are there, I just have to learn to hear, to see, to pick up, and to move ahead. Sometimes I have to remain still and silent, another area where I’m working on in my spiritual growth. One positive for me is that I can channel my deep woman wisdom if I allow myself to tune everything else out. I hope all beautiful souls are listening to their inner guidance, to follow the path that enables them to fulfill their destiny.

Love, Light, Peace & Harmony

True Companion

True Companion

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loving

Loving

Love this! This is so me!
When I love and care for someone,
I give it my all.
I’m loving, kind, compassionate and affectionate and intense.
I’ve lost people because of this because they feel if they can’t reciprocate then something is wrong. A good, loyal, relationship, doesn’t have to be equal, it just requires three ingredients; authenticity, communication and trust. If you have that then you are set.