I’m beginning to love my mind.  I’m discovering who I am and yet creating myself at the same time.  There is peace in that, but a hunger as well.  That is, as I find myself, I then lose myself.  Once you put your ego away, and you find your true self, then you find your self is of unimportance. My mind is now then active, and vast, and brimming with … The Universe.

I find myself anymore wanting to do nothing but think.  The physical world is dimming, the metaphysical world is enlightening.

I find this process and revelation absolutely fascinating.

I shall have to think on this some more.

~ Paperbackreiter

Be careful to not confuse someone’s frustration or anger with what lies behind the veil.  For what might be behind there, might be a love of infinite proportions.  There is a thing called the Theory of the Five Why’s.  It says it takes on average five “Why?” questions to get to the real root of things.  So keeping asking why until you truly discover what is behind it all.  Look behind a person’s actions and comments to their true nature, motives, and feelings.  You might be surprised by what you find. ~ Paperbackreiter

In fact, the moment that judgment stops through acceptance of what is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace. First you stop judging yourself; then you stop judging your partner. The greatest catalyst for change in a relationship is complete acceptance of your partner as he or she is, without needing to judge or change them in any way. That immediately takes you beyond ego. All mind games and all addictive clinging are then over. There are no victims and no perpetrators anymore, no accuser and accused. This is also the end of all codependency, of being drawn into somebody else’s unconscious pattern and thereby enabling it to continue. You will then either separate — in love — or move ever more deeply into the Now together — into Being. Can it be that simple? Yes, it is that simple.
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the ` realization of oneness.  This is love.

~ from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

"An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all experiences that life has to offer.  In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.  In the short span of his lifetime an actor must learn all there is to know, experience all there is to experience - or approach that state as closely as possible.  He must be superhuman in his endless struggle to inform himself."

~ James Dean

There are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.
— 

(quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)
― Deepak Chopra, Synchrodestiny

I’ve noticed I worry much, much less anymore.  And when I do, I can stop myself.  I have also noticed the coincidences, the synchronicity, the connectedness of life and all in it.  It’s simply put:  peaceful, beautiful, and of the light. ~ Paperbackreiter

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