Tag Archives: Waking Up

“When you attain, when you are aware, increasingly you will not be bothered about labels like ‘awake’ or ‘asleep.’ One of my difficulties here is to arrouse your curiousity, but not your spiritual greed.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

I believe Terri calls this “CCL: Couldn’t Care Less”

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.

“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”

“Negative feelings, every negative feeling is useful for awareness, for understanding. They give you the opportunity to feel it, to watch it from the outside. In the beginning, the depression will still be there, but you will have to cut the connection with it. Gradually you will undestandind the depression. As you understand it, it will occur less frequently, and will disappear altoghether.”

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”

“Before enlightenment, I used to be depressed: after enlightenment, I continue to be depressed.’ But there’s a difference: I don’t identify with it anymore. Do you know what a big difference that is?”

11 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness” about identifying “I” with “me” on P. 59.

On understanding who “I” is: “You’ll never be the same again, never. Nothing will ever be able to touch you and no one will ever be able to hurt you again. You will fear no one and you will fear nothing. – You fear no one because you’re perfectly content to be nobody.”

11 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”