Wherever you are is the entry point
Q: Suppose some kid, like yourself when young, comes to you and says: I want to devote my life to saving the human race, making a good world right now. What shall I do?
A: I would tell him or her first to find a locus of his own professional life and deal honestly with everybody around him, and he’ll find himself in trouble soon enough. And there will be the issue.
(Advice that I keep giving myself)
Know how to step out of what you have learned to become, and cease trying to become what you are not.
… What is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.
The flute of the infinite is played without ceasing,
and its sound is love.
When love renounces all limits,
it reaches truth.
How widely the fragrance spreads!
It has no end, nothing stands in its way.
The form of this melody is bright
like a million suns:
incomparably sounds the veena,
the veena of the notes of truth.
The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize.
I love my wife, my children, the people who are close to me. I love my life. But the closest relationship I have is with my breath. Simpe but profound. Thank you PR.
Love thy neighbor as thyself.
The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them. — Principles of Research
Albert Einstein called the intuitive or metaphoric mind a sacred gift. He added that the rational mind was a faithful servant. It is paradoxical that in the context of modern life we have begun to worship the servant and defile the divine.
— “The Metaphoric Mind: A Celebration of Creative Consciousness” by Bob Samples.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/04/06/fish-climb/
One way of understanding intuition is to think of it as … the thoughts that come to you when you are feeling deeply at peace with yourself.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.
If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him.
I choose to see, to be with and to move towards that which causes me to feel my heart.
Peace is possible
To know who you are is to know that you are beneath no-one.
Is it possible to bring about a complete revolution in the psyche? First of all, can you reject all authority? If you can it means that you are no longer afraid. Then what happens? When you reject something false which you have been carrying about with you for generations, when you throw off a burden of any kind, what takes place? You have more energy, haven’t you? You have more capacity, more drive, greater intensity and vitality. If you do not feel this, then you have not thrown off the burden, you have not discarded the dead weight of authority. But when you have thrown it off and have this energy in which there is no fear at all – no fear of making a mistake, no fear of doing right or wrong – then is not that energy itself the mutation? We need a tremendous amount of energy and we dissipate it through fear but when there is this energy which comes from throwing off every form of fear, that energy itself produces the radical inward revolution. You do not have to do a thing about it.
Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.” — Fire from Within
R. Buckminster Fuller
Everyone has the perfect gift to give the world — and if each of us is freed up to give our unique gift, the world will be in total harmony.
All children are born geniuses; 9,999 out of every 10,000 are swiftly, inadvertently degeniusized by grownups.
Geniuses are just people who had good mothers.
Robin Richardson, Fighting for Freedom World Studies Series, Nelson 1978
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