You are not the thinker. All things like beauty, love, and peace,
arise from beyond the mind. Witness your thoughts without judging
Be fully awake to the present and a door will open.
Ego is the false identity created by unconsciously identifying with the
mind. We (ego) are always projecting to ensure survival and
looking for fulfillment in the future.
Emotion is where mind and body meet. Connect with your inner
energy field and observe emotions. This is a doorway to being.
Fear arises from something that might happen in the future. Ego
is insecure and feels constantly under threat of death (i.e. being
Remove time from your mind. Say “yes” to the present moment.
Past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of
present moment shapes the future. Problems only exist in time,
not in the present.
Portals into being:
- Listen to silence
- Acceptance of the Now
- Focus on aliveness of inner body
Bring the yes to the now. It [the present moment] could not be
Karma dissolves in the present moment. This is our free will.
See the pearl that is hidden no matter what the now contains.
Quotes from The Power of Now
"Identification with your mind creates an opaque screen of concepts,
labels, images, words, judgments, and definitions that blocks all true
"One of the main tasks of the mind is to fight or remove that emotional
pain, which is one of the reasons for its incessant activity, but all
it can ever achieve is to cover it up temporarily."
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen
"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry -- all forms of fear -- are
caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret,
resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of
nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence."
Quotes from A New Earth
[H]eaven is not a location but refers to the inner realm of
consciousness. - P 23
Most people don’t inhabit a living reality, but a conceptualized
one. - P 37
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the
evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the
experience you need? Because this is the experience you are
having at this moment. - P41
And what you react to in another, you strengthen in yourself.
- P 62
The conceptual image your mind has made of yourself is relating to its
own creation, which is the conceptual image it has made of the other
person. The other person’s mind has probably done the same, so
every egoic interaction between two people is in reality the
interaction between four conceptual mind-made identities that are
ultimately fictions. - P 94
Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind
them. - P 96
To love is to recognize yourself in another. - P 105
To become free of the ego is not really a big job but a very small
one. All you need to do is be aware of your thoughts and emotions
– as they happen. - P 117
“Don’t seek the truth. Just cease to cherish opinions.”
What does that mean? Let go of identification with your
mind. Who you are beyond the mind then emerges by itself.
- P 121
Children in particular find strong negative emotions too overwhelming
to cope with and tend to try not to feel them... Unfortunately, that
early defense mechanism usually remains in place when the child becomes
an adult. - P 141
There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human
unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness, your
victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges – the power of
Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the
light. - P 160
Who am I?... Knowing yourself deeply has nothing to do with whatever
ideas are floating around in your mind. Knowing yourself is to be
rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind. - P 186
When you realize that what you react to in others is also in you (and
sometimes only in you), you begin to become aware of your own
ego. At that stage, you may also realize that you were doing to
others what you thought others were doing to you. - P 189
Whatever you think people are withholding from you – praise,
appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on – give it to
them. You don’t have it? Just act as if you had it and it
will come. Then, soon after you start giving, you will start
receiving. You cannot receive what you don’t give. Outflow
determines inflow. Whatever you think the world is withholding
from you, you already have, but unless you allow it to flow out, you
won’t even know that you have it. - P 191
Behind the sometimes seemingly random or even chaotic succession of
events in our lives as well as in the world lies concealed the
unfolding of a higher order and purpose... We can never understand this
higher order through thinking about it because whatever we think about
is content; whereas, the higher order emanates from the formless realm
of consciousness, from universal intelligence. But we can glimpse
it, and more than that, align ourselves with it, which means be
conscious participants in the unfolding of that higher purpose.
- P 194
External reality.. always reflects back to you your inner
state... - P 203
You cannot make the egoless state into a future goal and then work
toward it... because it will always seem that you have not arrived
yet... Look carefully to find out if your spiritual search is a
disguised form of ego. Even trying to get rid of your “self” can
be a disguised search for more if the getting rid of your “self” is
made into a future goal. - P 206
So instead of adding time to yourself, remove time. The
elimination of time from your consciousness is the elimination of
ego. It is the only true spiritual practice... What we are
speaking of is the elimination of psychological time, which is the
egoic mind’s endless preoccupation with past and future and its
unwillingness to be one with life by living in alignment with the
inevitable isness of the present moment. - P 207
Whenever a habitual no to life turns into a yes, whenever you allow
this moment to be as it is, you dissolve time as well as ego...
As long as [ego] runs your life, there are two ways of being
unhappy. Not getting what you want is one. Getting what you
want is the other. - P 207
Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is deeper than
any forms and untouched by time. - P 214
When you are aware of space, you are not really aware of anything,
except awareness itself – the inner space of consciousness.
Through you, the universe is becoming aware of itself! -
[Y]our entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are
taking at this moment. There is always only this one step, and so
you give it your fullest attention... What the future holds for
you depends on your state of consciousness now. - P 271
Seen from beyond the limitations of thinking and therefore
incomprehensible to the human mind, everything is happening now.
All that ever has been or will be is now, outside of time, which is a
mental construct. - P 281
There is no such thing as “your” life, since you and life are not two,
but one. - P 282
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your
thoughts about the situation.
When someone criticizes you, blames you, or calls you names, instead of
immediately retaliating or defending yourself, do nothing.
Allow the self-image to remain diminished and become alert to what that
feels like deep inside you. (Jesus - turn the other cheek)
Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of
true freedom and enlightened living.
Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able, whenever you
remember. Do that for one year and it will be more powerfully
transformative than attending all of these courses. And it’s free.
The three modalities of awakened doing are acceptance, enjoyment, and
enthusiasm. Each represents a certain vibrational frequency of
consciousness. You need to be vigilant to make sure that one of
them operates whenever you are engaged in doing anything at all.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Jesus).
The meek are the egoless who have awakened to their essential true
nature as consciousness and recognize that same essence in all life