“the sound Of breezes drifting through pine Is all that is seen” – Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481)

Pointers to Presence

‘And what is mind
And how is it recognized?

If I clearly draw In sumi ink,
the sound Of breezes drifting
through pine
Is all that is seen.’

Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481)

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QUOTES FROM STILLNESS SPEAKS by Eckhart Tolle …

QUOTES FROM STILLNESS SPEAKS by Eckhart Tolle

“When you are suffering, when you are unhappy, stay totally with what is Now. Unhappiness or problems cannot survive in the Now.”

“The mind is incessantly looking not only for food for thought; it is looking for food for its identity, its sense of self. This is how the ego comes into existence and continuously re-creates itself.”

“How wonderful to go beyond wanting and fearing in your relationships. Love does not want or fear anything.”

“Whatever you accept completely will take you to peace, including the acceptance that you cannot accept, that you are in resistance.”

“Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal. […] If you can learn to accept and even welcome the endings in your life, you may find that the feeling of emptiness that initially felt uncomfortable turns into a sense of inner spaciousness that is deeply peaceful.”

“I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.”

Be still and know that I am God…

Be still, and know that I am God
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being. ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now

When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning. ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks