GREAT REFLECTIONS To do is to be…

GREAT REFLECTIONS

“To do is to be.” – Nietzsche
“To be is to do.” – Kant
“Yabba dabba doo.” – Fred Flintstone

Be Aware Of Your Breathing Be aware of…

Be Aware Of Your Breathing

Be aware of your breathing. Notice the sensation of the breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body. Notice how the chest and abdomen expand and contract slightly with the in- and outbreath.

One conscious breath is enough to make some space where before there was the uninterrupted succession of one thought after another.

One conscious breath (two or three would be even better), taken many times a day, is an excellent way of bringing space into your life.

Even if you meditated on your breathing for two hours or more, which some people do, one breath is all you ever need to be aware of, indeed ever can be aware of. The rest is memory or anticipation, which is to say, thought.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com/

Sufism is the attempt of the individual mystic…

Sufism is the attempt of the individual mystic to achieve union with the divine Beloved, the Absolute from which human beings are separated by their base selves.

It typically involves a regimen of at least moderate self-denial, regular prayers, supplications, and the recitation of spiritual formulas and the divine names, and group chanting and textual study.

Among the greatest of Sufis were Rabi`a of Baghdad, Junayd, al-Hallaj, Bayazid Bistami, al-Ghazali, Ibn al-`Arabi and Jalalu’d-Din Rumi.

`Irfan is a later, especially Iranian and Shi`ite tradition of mysticism that is more individualist and more metaphysically oriented than many of the formal Sufi orders in Sunnism. Great figures here include Mir Damad, Mulla Sadra, Muhsin Fayz Kashani, and Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jrcole/sufi.htm

I Am Is The Substratum Although you cannot…

I Am Is The Substratum

Although you cannot know Consciousness, you can become conscious of it as yourself.

You can sense it directly in any situation, no matter where you are.

You can sense it here and now as your very Presence, the inner space in which the words on this screen are perceived and become thoughts.

It is the underlying I Am. The words you are reading and thinking are the foreground, and the I Am is the substratum, the underlying background to every experience, thought, feeling.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com/