The only aspect of time which is really eternal is now. – ACIM
the eternal now
Time is illusory. Certainly it is relative. Kids have a very different experience of time versus adults. People on vacation will enjoy time while those in prison might suffer through it. All this variation in our experience has everything to do with time being a mental construct. And this brings us to eternity. Eternity isn’t an endless number of years, which is why many dread it. It is the absence of time. Eternity can be experienced when all sense of time is lost. And such an experience can readily be had when we arrive squarely into the Now. Beyond all thought, is the Now, an experience of eternity.
Happiness arises when we want what we have. How simple. – David Bhodan
be ok with what is
When we’re completely ok with what is, then unfathomable peace arises. We can still attempt to change what needs to be changed; but if we must maintain that peace then we can’t be attached to the outcomes of our efforts. Peace is an inside job, it’s really quite simple.
Return to reality and to the ordinary, in silence. It is always there… – Thomas Merton
Reality surrounds us. It is us. Very accessible and always present. It’s quite ordinary and special at the same time. It’s here, now, in the silence, that is us.
Life is not so unkind as to allow all your dreams to be fulfilled. – Mooji
Only God’s will is. Yes even the seemingly unsavory stuff that happens is God’s will, unfolding. One solitary and separated mind, which is us, can never know what’s good for the entire universe. Which is why not all our dreams will come true, we simply don’t know what’s good for us and everyone around us. Only God’s will is.
The word “within” is unnecessary. The kingdom of heaven is you. – ACIM
We are God’s own creation, within and without. All that we see, experience and are, is God’s stuff. If we can buy this idea, then what can we be afraid of? We’re here on a grand adventure that takes us all the way home. And we get closer to the Truth when we can banish fear and become love. That’s when the adventure can truly begin!
Teach only love, for that is what you are. – ACIM
Teaching something in the Course’s lingo means to model and exhibit that quality. Teaching love means to become love, which is our very essence. And when we ‘do’ that, we awaken the love-filled center of the ‘other’. The torch of love is thus passed on limitlessly. Turns out, that’s our only real purpose here on earth, to teach love, to become it.
Just laugh. – Papaji
Life means for us to just be happy. And what better way to be happy than by just laughing? Laughing boosts our immune system, relieves pain, reduces depression and lengthens our lives! More importantly while we’re laughing, we’re not generating thoughts and therefore are fully present in the here and now!