Actor Keanu Reeves with his siters Kim and Karina at The Matrix premiere in Los Angeles March 24, 1999. 
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Actor Keanu Reeves with his siters Kim and Karina at The Matrix premiere in Los Angeles March 24, 1999.

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Indeed, people wish to be happy even when they so live as to make happiness impossible.

St. Augustine (via childrenofthetao)

If thou wilt make a person happy, add not unto their riches but take away from their desires.

Epicurus (via childrenofthetao)

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill (via childrenofthetao)

The universe is full of action, but there is no actor. There are numberless persons small and big and very big, who, through identification, imagine themselves as acting, but it does not change the fact that the world of action is one single whole in which all depends on, and affects all. The stars affect us deeply and we affect the stars.

Step back from action to consciousness, leave action to the body and the mind; it is their domain. Remain as pure witness, till even witnessing dissolves in the Supreme.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)

in-plain-im-quite-insane said: At some level we are all trying to validate ourselves. "I think therefore I am" along with the desire for control, attention, and ownership. In some way, we all want to prove that we exist. But deciding upon a few reasons is incredibly ineffectient. Instead of exhaustively proving myself, I simply have to realize the truth of it all: I am.


All of the proving, validating, controlling, and desiring arise because of misperceived inherent identity.

The notion of being an individual entity with a beginning and end, soul and fate, success and failure, is the very cause of our suffering. Such a notion of individuality is also false. 

And it is because of the individual’s falseness that we then strive so hard to assert it. We need confidence, we need love, we need the objects of our desire and the causes of our happiness. We need validation. 

In the end, we are attempting to secure something that is ultimately unsecurable. False individuality (ego) is synonymous with insecurity. Because essential eternity is our innermost intimate reality, we will always on one level or another intuit our games of individuality to be a sham. And that is the feeling of insecurity from which we try to escape, validate, or distract ourselves.

The “I am” is a very good clue to follow. It has no location, no beginning, and no absence. You are not identifiable by what you experience, be that a mood, a concept, a sensory perception, a body, or any particular combination of things. Yet the “I am” is still there, so apparent and obvious that it is so often overlooked. 

If you are looking for good guidance and commentary on such an approach, I’d recommend the teachers of Advaita such as Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, Mooji, Adyashanti, Master Nome, Siddharameshwar Maharaj, The Ashtavakra Gita, and Papaji. 

Good stuff!

Namaste my friend. 

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist  (via misszeit)

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When you feel the suffering of every living thing in your own heart, that is consciousness.

The Bhagavad Gita (via pranaym)

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I believe we choose
our joys before
they happen.

I believe we’ve been
choosing each other
for lifetimes.

© 2014 Maza-Dohta   (via maza-dohta)

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You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

Pearl Buck (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

In Buddhist practice, we discover that mindful attention can reveal a deeper truth in whatever object we are paying attention to. The same is true in romantic love. When we use our attention to touch and open the deeper truth in a person, we not only catalyze the experience of love, we become love. The source of love is revealed to be within us; we no longer have to go looking for it somewhere outside.

Nicole Daedone, “Love Becomes Her"  (via tricycle-tumbles)

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