You’re all Buddhas, pretending not to be. You’re all the Christ, pretending not to be. You’re all Atman, pretending not to be. You’re all love, pretending not to be. You’re all one, pretending not to be. You’re all Gurus, pretending not to be. You’re all God, pretending not to be. When you’re ready to stop pretending, then you’re ready to just be the real you. That’s your home.
—  Marcus Thomas
When you are fully present, your mind is not preparing responses to what it is hearing while you’re listening and feeling. Drop your evaluating and reactive nature. Trust that your heart will have the appropriate response when the time comes. Allow your mind to be quietly responsive, like a pool of water, natural in its unconditional acceptance of the moment.
Do not waste your time attempting to be special. Just be real. Being authentic allows you to express who you really are without trying to conform to others to be accepted. You’re not here to imitate art, but to express that creation from within.
—  Marcus Thomas
Once in your life, lay under the stars at night, and take in all the universe. You realize that looking up, that all of it is apart of you and you are apart of it and to conceive of something so great, was by an act of love and the divine included you in it.
—  Marcus Williams
At the heart of the new consciousness lies the transcendence of thought, the newfound ability of rising above thought, of realizing a dimension within yourself that is infinitely more vast than thought. You then no longer derive your identity, your sense of who you are, from the incessant stream of thinking that in the old consciousness you take to be yourself. What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that. The awareness that is prior to thought, the space in which the thought—or the emotion or sense perception—happens.
—  Tolle, Eckhart. “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
Wake up! You are all living Buddhas. You are no-thing, but apart of everything. This I know because I am what you are, and you are what I am. Let go of all ideas and images in your mind. They come and go and aren’t generated by you. So why pay attention to your imagination when reality is for realizing right now? Awakening is the end of seeking, but the beginning of a life, live from your true nature, a life lived from Oneness.
—  Adyashanti
The Visitor & Ramana Marharshi Talk About The World

V: What can we do to eliminate the condition of the world?

RM: If you remain free from pain, there will be no pain anywhere. The trouble now is due to the ego’s identification in seeing the world outside yourself and thinking there is pain in it. but both the world and the pain are within you. If you turn inwards there will be no pain.

V: God is perfect. Why did he create the world imperfect? A work partakes the nature of its author, but in this case it is not so.

RM: Are you something separate from God that you should ask this question? So long as you consider yourself the body, you see the world as something external to you. It is to you that the imperfection appears. God is perfection and his work is also perfection, but you see it as imperfect because of your identification with the ego / body. 

V: Why did the Self manifest as the miserable world? 

RM: In order that you might seek it. Your eyes cannot see themselves but if you hold a mirror in front of them they see themselves. The world (Creation) is the mirror. See yourself first and then see the whole world (creation manifested) as the Self. 

V: Then what it amounts to is that I should always turn inwards?

RM: Yes. 

V: Shouldn’t I see the world at all?

RM: You are not told to shut your eyes to the world, but only to see yourself first and then see the whole world as the Self. If you consider yourself as the body, the world appears to be something separate from you, when in fact it is not. That is the illusion. If you are the Self, the world appears as God made manifested. 

Wisdom: How to turn your life around? by Anita Moorjani

How to turn your life around?

by Anita Moorjani

The universe is only a reflection of me. If I am frustrated with the way life is working for me, it is futile to change the external elements without looking at what’s going on internally. A lot of us are very negative towards ourselves. We are our own worst enemies. The first thing I would say is to stop judging yourself and stop beating yourself up for where you are in your life right now. If I am finding that I am constantly frustrated with people, and judging them, it is because that is how I am internally treating myself all the time. I am only expressing outward my own inner dialogue to myself. The more I love myself unconditionally, the easier it is for me to see beauty in this world, and beauty in others.

If I can love myself and not judge myself, and see my own perfection, then I will automatically see all these in others! And the more I love myself, the more love I will have for others. It’s not possible to love another more than you love yourself. Contrary to popular belief that it’s selfish to love yourself, this is just so not true. We cannot give what we do not have.

No matter where you are, it is only the culmination of your thoughts and beliefs up to that point. And you can change it. Remember, I reversed my cancer at the 11 th hour. Even when the doctors said it was too late, it was still not too late. So the first thing is to realize that it is NEVER too late to do something, or change anything. It’s important to see the power that the present moment holds in turning our life around. If you believe in things like “like attracts like” then the absolute best way to attract what’s best for you is to love yourself to the point where you are filled with love, and will only attract to your life everything that confirms this belief about yourself. It’s actually very simple, really.

What if for a moment I asked you question? What if the set of rules we live by are false? If they are false, what is true? The truth is you, the great “I AM” is you. You are “God” and “Goddess.” Your highest Self, your biggest Self, the largest amount of “Love, Creation, Creativity, Beauty” is your great, “I Am”. Each one us has a great I AM, which is “God” & “Goddess, we are the great I Am. This is the thing that is coming to pass. You are the answer you’ve been looking for. You are the ancient souls that were told to come to change the world, to change you, to change each other. What if it is you? What if the answer is you?”
—  Little Grandmother, Kiesha Crowther
Love is not a need, its the action. Its the transformer, healer, rejuvenator of all things. In its fullness it is unknowable, but in its glimpse able to experience. I invite you inside to experience, the love of you by being with your Self once daily. Silence is peace of the mind, for a space to an opening of the heart, for a love for all things, which has to be experienced.
—  Marcus Williams