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Old 11-10-2013, 12:03 PM
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"You don't have to do anything with your mind, just let it naturally rest in it's essential nature. Your own mind, unagitated, is reality. Meditate on this without distraction. Know the Truth beyond all opposites. Thoughts are like bubbles that form and dissolve in clear water. Thoughts are not distinct from the absolute Reality.

Relax. There is no need to be critical. Whatever arises, whatever occurs, simply don't cling to it, but immediately let it go."

~ Niguma
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:02 AM
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“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature."

~ Sogyal Rinpoche

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Old 13-10-2013, 11:57 PM
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Old 15-10-2013, 12:20 AM
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SW - My understanding of these words runs deep. I'm always miffed why people fill the void between my words as if they were never listening to begin with, but thinking rather of what they wanted to say. I'm fine with silence both when alone and with others. I think sometimes people get nervous when the other person stops talking because perhaps they can't help but wonder what the person's real thoughts are mainly about them. It brings it all back to ego and how fragile, overinflated or balanced it is. It takes a real skill to know how to truly listen and to do that you have to be able to sit quietly with your thoughts too before speaking in order to be understood. Thanks for bringing all these great words and photos to this thread.

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Old 15-10-2013, 02:10 AM
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SW - My understanding of these words runs deep. I'm always miffed why people fill the void between my words as if they were never listening to begin with, but thinking rather of what they wanted to say. I'm fine with silence both when alone and with others. I think sometimes people get nervous when the other person stops talking because perhaps they can't help but wonder what the person's real thoughts are mainly about them. It brings it all back to ego and how fragile, overinflated or balanced it is. It takes a real skill to know how to truly listen and to do that you have to be able to sit quietly with your thoughts too before speaking in order to be understood. Thanks for bringing all these great words and photos to this thread.

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yes it does take great skill to just listen and allow, without having to put *our* bit in the picture of anothers sharing. We really have to let go of our own agenda in that way and really just be present with another to build that space.

I guess in my interactions with close like minded souls, I find its always nice with them as we seem to flow together as one, allowing it all to be there. In this way there is no *needs* just sharing as it wants to be shared and most often covering the lot..:)

I think you bring to light the times where sometimes people just want to be heard and acknowledged, that in itself can be wonderful if another can guage that space and just be there in that way.

I guess some people are naturally self absorbed, or wanting to share and get things out. Its the nature of wanting to be connected. Of course learning both sides of the equation in that space of listening is always a wonderful gift and naturally that starts from within first..

Thankyou for sharing Blackraven..
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Old 19-10-2013, 06:35 AM
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"The final bridge to cross is to let go of the mind-created 'spiritual' self. Burn that bridge behind you. Stay empty of self-image and cease looking back. Remain in the neutrality of being. That's it!"

~ Mooji

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Old 19-10-2013, 11:06 PM
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Old 19-10-2013, 11:29 PM
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Old 19-10-2013, 11:57 PM
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Everything inside and around us wants to reflect itself in us. We don't have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our heart.

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