Tag Archives: Illusion

What does it mean to be a “good friend”?

16 Apr

Perhaps the hardest part about truly being a good friend is not remembering the birthdays or finding the perfect gift.  Perhaps it is not finding the perfect way to express your version of friendship, but finding the perfect way to accept theirs.

It is truly accepting the other person; accepting them for who they are and where they are at. And when they don’t meet your “expectations” it’s forgiving them and loving them anyways.

We all need a lot of forgiveness, don’t we?

In search of truth, myself and freedom from illusions,

~ N

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“Happiness is a state of nonillusion, of dropping the illusion.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“The world, power, prestige, winning, success, honor, etc., are nonexistent things. You gain the world but you lose your soul. – There’s nothing there.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Whatever a relationship may be, it certainly entails two things: clarity of perception – and accuracy of response.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

P. 117 “You’re more likely to respond accurately when you perceive clearly.”

“You’re not a dancer at all. You are being danced. – You thought you were at the center, now you experience yourselfas satellite. You thought you were the dancer; you now experience yourself as the dance.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“We see people and things not as they are, but as we are.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Life is a mystery, which means your thinking mind cannot make sense out of it. For that you’ve got to wake up and then you’ll suddenly realize that reality is not problematic, you are the problem.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”