Enlightened self-interest is wisdom. Everything has a cost and you will have to pay in one way or another. If you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I feel it’s better to do what you will and accept the consequences.
Scientology was based on many of the old teachings and its creator admits to this in his own writing. He just sought to refine it. Make it more intelligible and accessible.
Smiles start diplomacy. Conflict resolution without blood shed. Gallons and gallons of too much blood shed and it wasn’t from passion. Was actually very cold. Indoctrinated passion…unnatural.
Your inner life is your outer life. Your second life is your first life. Your fantasies are your reality.
To the degree that you defer to the wisdom of this life that brought someone so amazing as you into being, accept that you are meant to be, and feel, and have desires, and take actions according to the dictates of your heart.
There is truth in the world. There is a way in the world. As Sting said, “There is a deeper way than this.” And it is expressed in stillness.
To the degree that any way becomes an object, it ceases to have any truth. Because truth is life and life truth, and we live still in still moments.
There is stillness in the world and there is stillness in the mind. They echo each other. The observer and the observed.
From the stillness all things arise in their perfected forms. What causes things to degrade is an accumulated static. Noise kills.
Look within and look around. You are not lost.
Hi, low and in between also. You should always greet people however they approach you. I think we should greet people with the word “Sideways”, it’s much more dynamic.
Your literal reality is part of the math that’s being done. You are the value that the universe is trying to get a sum for.
If you wonder why and what it all means, you have a spiritual life.
We are a unique voice in a grand chorus, having a depth and range that is powerful enough to echo throughout infinity itself.
The world is not a machine, You can’t fix it. You can only scar it or let it heal and grow.
Before progress, you just lived your life. After progress, you’ll just live your life.
Contemplating god/the gods is an excellent practice. It structures our perception of our narrower lives in a useful way. Even if your highest principle is an abstract notion, it serves the same purpose.
Post-modernism let’s us laugh at the sinister takeover of the planet. The infinite regress keeps your doubts certain and your ideas unsure. If you have a good idea, it might be a post-post-modern one and not a pre-post-modern one. Who knows. Test the waters.