Teachings

Have you heard the expression, “That’s a solid thought.”

Well, solid thoughts are nothing more than a joke and a good example of an oxymoron. You try to ‘hold onto’ them, and they are not there. We simply grasp at the memory of them, and sometimes our ideas about them. Thoughts about thoughts, and ideas about thoughts. It is like attempting to freeze smoke. We do not actually freeze smoke, only the particles it is made of. We do not hold onto thoughts, only their impressions and the ideas they generate.  Do not hold onto these. They will only create attachments and bondage.

Watch thoughts come and go like smoke.

Life is interpreted and experienced in relation to our realization of Truth.

So, as Truth is illuminated:

Life happens to us, in spite of us, through us, and then ultimately as us.

Realizing Truth, then, is the goal.

 

Even the Ocean, which sustains life, is not immune to judgments.

People say of the Ocean:

“It’s too dark,”

“It’s too salty,”

“It’s not as pretty as…,”

“It’s a bit smelly,”

“It’s too rough and wavy,”

“It’s too calm,”

And so on.

So, what chance does your body, personality, and ego have?

Forget about judgments.

Be who you are.

 

Love is like air.

It is everywhere. It is immeasurable. It is Uncontainable.

And most of all, we are not responsible for it.

Yet, we can deprive ourselves and others from it by thinking that it is absent.

Then we hear a song, see a baby’s face, play with a puppy, smell the sweetest flower, or hear the words, “I love you.”

All those things are saying is, “Look, there Love is. Hear it. See it. Touch it. Smell it. Allow it to fill you up. Allow it to wash all over you over.

And remember to Breathe.”

What is hurt but unrealized expectations.

What are expectations but the mind’s attachments.

What are the mind’s attachments but belief in the false concept of separation.

And what is separation but a lie – the biggest lie ever believed.

Uncover the lie and find Truth peacefully waiting for you.

Then no more hurt.

What is real?

Constantly ask yourself this question.

The changing nature of things – feelings, thoughts, life situations – prove their futility and unreality.

Find That which does not change. Engage with it. Obey it. And when the time comes, surrender to it.

Then you will know what is Real.

There is an end to the practice of meditation, as there is an end to using a map.

The end approaches when you transcend the duality of meditation – the meditator and the object of meditation.

The end is here when the meditator is no more, when only the object of meditation is all that remains.