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Archive for March, 2012

Being Ecstatic In Life

‘The genuinely committed person who encounters resistances to ecstasy will not turn to those who will give him reasons or excuses to encourage his lack of commitment. Rather he will seek out someone who will faithfully and enthusiastically support him in challenging those resistances, passing through them, and reaching the expanded freedom on the other side. Only to the extent that you willingly expose yourself over and over again to your fears can you cultivate the experience of being ecstatic in your life. Thus the aim of life itself is not to become comfortable. On the contrary–forĀ  life to be ecstatic, you must welcome the uncomfortableness that presents itself. To resist uncomfortableness will only perpetuate it.’

‘The goal of mankind is to have life be comfortable and ecstatic without first being willing to go through any uncomfortableness. Every ecstatic moment is found only beyond a veil of uncomfortableness. Your willingness to push through your resistances at the moment they arise and to be uncomfortable at any moment rather than seeking ways to avoid your uncomfortableness determines the degree to which you will indeed become uncomfortable, do the impossible, create miracles, and be ecstatic about life.’

Vern Black
Author, ‘Love Me, Love Yourself’


The Human Personification Of Spring

‘An optimist is the human personification of spring.’

Susan J. Bissonette

When Life Is Mastered

‘The three most difficult things for man are not acts of physical prowess or intellectual gems. They are–first to return love to hatred, second to include the excluded, and third to admit error. When these three things are mastered, life is mastered.’

Anthony de Mello
Jesuit Priest and Psychotherapist


What’s Most Important

‘The most important hour is always now. The most important person is always the one standing in front of you. The most necessary greater good is love.’

Meister Eckhart
German Theologian, Philosopher and Mystic

 


An Optical Delusion Of Consciousness

‘A human being is part of a whole called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest–a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.’

Albert Einstein
German Physicist, Winner 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics