Wednesday, August 29, 2012
“When we get familiar with that which is aware of all these concepts, yet remains untouched by any concept, then we place ourselves directly in the position of being, which isn't a position at all. Being does not have an address or location. ” Excerpt from: One Simple Change Makes Life Easy. http://www.balancedview.org/images/books/One-Simple-Change.pdf
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The nature of reality is not complex, t's simple. You get to know it in your own life, your own circumstance...it's the perfect place. Right here, you. Relax and all will be known, do it over and over again. Short moments repeated many times go automatic. Plain and simple. Nothing else to do or concern yourself with. Literally.
Monday, August 20, 2012
“Let's say a woman walks into the room, and you start to have thoughts about her. “Oh look, she has her hair in a ponytail. That's not very flattering, is it? I wonder where she got those clothes. And she doesn't have very nice skin, either!” Or, she is much prettier than I am. I am so jealous!” The more identified we are with our personal identity, the more thoughts like this will arise. This is all part of the process by which we have created a false identity out of our data: our gender, name, hairdo, the clothes we wear, our age or whatever it might be. If we haven't recognized open intelligence as the basis for all those perceptions about ourselves, we will begin to substantialize ourselves in this way. Then we automatically do the same thing with others. We judge and label whoever we see, and try to substantialize them by describing them and setting them up as either opposed to us or aligned with us. By this process we further affirm and solidify what we believe is our own independent nature. Excerpt: One Simple Change Makes Life Easyhttp://www.balancedview.org/
Saturday, August 11, 2012
There are many fields of knowledge that describe all kinds of things, and when it comes to depression, it can be described in many ways as well. Today we have many books on psychology, and using these models we can try to figure out why we are depressed. We may assert that our depression is situational and related to certain events in our life, or we may say depression is physiological in origin. These are examples of the conventional ways we have for explaining things, but these ideas never say anything definitive about the nature of who we really are. When we relax into the wide open spaciousness that is the essence of our being, then we see something about ourselves that we have never known before. Excerpt: One Simple Change Makes Life Easy http://www.balancedview.org/images/books/One-Simple-Change.pdf
Friday, August 10, 2012
Conventional standards are such that behaviors are often labeled as either good or bad. Having accepted and adopted these values, we scrutinize our own behavior and compare it with this conventional standard. We then strive within ourselves to exhaust our faults and perfect our qualities. Though humankind has been going about this very effortful process for millennia, at this point it should be obvious that all of the striving has not worked. If it had, we'd not only have a much better sense of how to handle situations in our individual lives, collectively we'd have a much better understanding of how to deal with the grave problems that face us as a species. Excerpt: One Simple Change Makes Life Easy http://www.balancedview.org/images/books/One-Simple-Change.pdf
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Most of us take our personal identity to be the conglomeration of all of our past data or points of view (thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences, all ideas and concepts, all perceptions). Unfortunately, those personal histories can end up being the stories of endless conflict. We are automatically in conflict within ourselves and with others, because we are constantly involved in the grind of proving ourselves to be independently existent. We substantialize ourselves with data that we relate back to our personal identity, and then we compete with others and try to affirm our specialness and superiority. Separation is constantly being asserted, because were fixed on an identity that builds on separation and split apart from the identity of others. Excerpt from: One simple Change Makes Life Easy: http://www.balancedview.org/images/books/One-Simple-Change.pdf
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
The need to stay aloof and protected gets subsumed into true relating and love by the instinctive recognition that all thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences are not solid and real. There is not a subject and object relationality. Find this out in your own experience, relax body and mind for short moments repeated many times until it goes continuous. Support yourself fully in a beautiful community and free media, training and text: www.balancedview.org.