Do your best to stay centered in love, because love is so powerful. Really connecting, and listening to the wisdom of your heart is what we need right now to heal ourselves and to heal the planet. It really starts with us, the individual.
On the whole we attach too much importance, to the waking state. Without sleep one goes mad or dies; why attach so much importance to waking consciousness, which is obviously dependent on the unconscious?
When we really see other people as they are without taking it personally, we can never be hurt by what they say or do. Even if others lie to you, it is okay. They are lying to you because they are afraid. They are afraid you will discover that they are not perfect. It is painful to take that social mask off.
But I want you to remember, truth has always happened to individuals. It is not a collective phenomenon, it does not happen to a crowd. It always happens to the individual.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts so seriously.
When you look at the center of the sky, seeing will cease. Likewise, when mind looks at mind, The swarms of thoughts cease and unsurpassable enlightenment is attained.~~Instructions on Mahamudra
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.