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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

The Child

Dealing with the mind is like dealing with a child. Much care has to be put into the act. When the mind is in a delusional state and once aware of it, we can lead it to inquiry instead of identifying with it further. It is like a child who has fallen from the swing […]

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Dream Roles

Do you believe that truth can be but some illusions? They are dreams because they are not true. Their equal lack of truth becomes the basis for the miracle, which means that you have understood that dreams are dreams and that escape depends not on the dream, but only on awaking. Could it be some […]

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Tanjung Rambutan, anyone?

Two years ago, a friend and I were facilitating this free movie session where the lead role was put into an asylum where he actually led some patients back to sanity. After that movie, my friend wrote on the white board, ‘Insanity is just a shift of perception’. At that point of my maturity, of […]

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Where do we go from here?

Today a few beloved friends came to visit. It is the first time since a long time I have had that many visitors visiting and it was indeed a pleasant surprise. While all my friends were seated in the hall, with my little one hogging the television whilst having her lunch, my partner was in […]

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Illusionary Relationships

Is there a difference between him going off to play golf or him going off for a date with another woman? Is it any of my business at all when what he does is simply bringing himself to a state of joy, or growth in his own journey? What part can I play except to […]

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Seeking approval can be like an addiction. When we can’t get it from someone, we move on to the next and to the next and to the next. A wise teacher will know when to drop you – high and dry, and that period is much like experiencing a withdrawal symptom – lost and jittery; […]

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Clear & Unclear Mind

When the mind is clear, it knows what to do, even during the times when nothing needs to be done. It can sit there and stare into space, or get the butt moving and start to wash the dishes, or even to pick up the dry leaves on the grass. It can go to the […]

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Beautiful

The other day, a beloved expressed something to me spontaneously. It was something that was so sweet and beautiful to the ears that each time I am being brought back to the memory of that moment, it brings a smile to my face. Yet, it is not an acknowledgement of what I think of myself […]

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Gardening

Gardening is very much like one’s spiritual journey. Today, I was blessed with the mood to look consciously at my garden and the plants that surround it. Automatically, I noticed some leaves which needed a trim, some stems that needed to be cut off and some leaves that needed to be swept. Because the weather […]

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Spiritual Companionship

This term ‘spiritual companionship’ came into the awareness today. And I sat with it for a while. I wondered what it meant, what it truly meant. It sounds as if, there is someone there, who could be of a companion of some sort in the journey, as in one person, like a soul mate or […]

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