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You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.
Mind can accept any boundary anywhere. But the reality is that, by its very nature, existence cannot have any boundary, because what will be beyond the boundary - again another sky. That's why I'm saying skies upon skies are available for your flight. Don't be content easily. Those who remain content easily remain small: small are their joys, small are their ecstasies, small are their silences, small is their being. But there is no need! This smallness is your own imposition upon your freedom, upon your unlimited possibilities, upon your unlimited potential.
You might not think you're beautiful or special, but I certainly am my friend
and I think if you looked a little deeper inside, you'll find you are too!!
Isn't it funny how you say you are not special, but yet somehow manage to be special enough to tell other people they are not special.
Whats next? People saying they don't know, but then manage to know enough to tell others they are wrong?
Yeah, for some odd reason I think you are full of it.
Originally posted by Lasheic
reply to post by Relentless.D
What lies in the rabbit hole?
A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed himself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is.
Thus the Master is available to all people
and doesn't reject anyone.
He is ready to use all situations
and doesn't waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.
What is a good man but a bad man's teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man's job?
If you don't understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are.
It is the great secret.
In pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can't be gained by interfering.
Every being in the universe
is an expression of the Tao.
It springs into existence,
unconscious, perfect, free,
takes on a physical body,
lets circumstances complete it.
That is why every being
spontaneously honors the Tao.
The Tao gives birth to all beings,
nourishes them, maintains them,
cares for them, comforts them, protects them,
takes them back to itself,
creating without possessing,
acting without expecting,
guiding without interfering.
That is why love of the Tao
is in the very nature of things.
Originally posted by Relentless.D
I have read nothing but positive things in these forums. I myself am aspiring to become more in tune with things beyond the computer screen we are staring at right now. I ask the ATS gurus for help on my spiritual journey.
Thanks, I hope you can help
Originally posted by Lasheic
Science at least weighs it's hypothesis and theories on preponderance of evidence
Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics
Neither Heisenberg nor Schrödinger could fully anticipate in those early days just how much their discoveries would change the Newtonian world back home. The wonders that this quantum realm revealed would soon undermine the materialistic determinism that had been the basis for the Newtonian universe. As one crossed the border into the quantum realm, materialism evaporated. Thus, just as the pioneers of Columbus' time could return home with word that the world was not flat, our quantum pioneers would bring us word that the world is not ultimately made of material objects. Regarding the assumption of materialism, Schrödinger comments, "anyone who wants to make it can do so; it is convenient, if somewhat naive. He will be missing a great deal if he does." Or, as Heisenberg put it, "materialism rested upon the illusion that the kind of existence, the direct "actuality" of the world around us, can be extrapolated into the atomic range." And he adds a warning that "the naive materialistic way of thinking is an obstacle to understanding the quantum concept of reality."
Originally posted by debris765nju
What lies at the bottom of the rabbit hole? Why the broken small body of a young girl named Alice. She didn't understand that the rabbit hole was the rabbits journey, not hers. Know what you are seeking.