Tag Archives: Awareness

“Whatever period of life we are in is only good to the extent we make use of it, that we live it to the hilt, that we continue to develop and understand what it has to offer us and what we have to offer it. The rewards for each age are different in kind, but they are not necessarily different in value or in satisfaction.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

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“The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life.” – John O’Donohue

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“How would you ever get there? By a ceaseless awareness, by the infinite patience and compassion you would have for a drug addict. By developing a taste for the good things in life to counter the craving for your drug. What good things? The love of work which you enjoy doing for the love of itself; the love of laughter and intimacy with people to whom you do not cling and on whom you do not depend emotionally ,but whose company you enjoy. It will also help if you take on activities that you can do with your whole being, activities that you so love to do that while you’re engaged in them success, recognition, and approval simple do not mean a thing to you. It will help, too, if you return to nature. Send the crowds away, go up to the mountains, and silently commune with the tree and flowers and animals and birds, with sea and clouds and sky and stars.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

It sounds strange in a culture where we’ve been trained to achieve goals, to get somewhere, but in fact, there’s no where to go because you’re there already. The Japanese have a nice way of putting it: ‘The day you cease to travel, you will have arrived.” ‘

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

Continued from P. 146 “The moment you make a goal out of it and attempt to get it, you’re seeking ego glorification, ego promotion. You want the good feeling that you’ve made it.

“You will never understand yourself if you seek to change yourself. The harder you try to change yourself, the worse it gets. You are called upon to be aware.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Spirituality is awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness, awareness.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Wakefulness, hapiness – call it what you wish – is the state of nondelusion, where you see things not as you are but as they are, insofar as this is possible for human beings.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”