Letting go of Demands

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“There is a very Simple Secret to being happy. Just let go of your ‘demand’ on this moment. Any time you have a demand on the moment to give you something or remove something, there is suffering. You’re Arguing with ‘What Is’ – Your demands keep you chained to the ‘dream-state’ of the conditioned mind. The desire to ‘control’… is, ultimately, our unwillingness to just be awake.”

~Adyashanti

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“Spiritual awakening happens when you stop bullshitting yourself into continual non-awakening. It’s very easy to use disciplines to avoid reality rather than to encounter it. A true spirituality will have you continually facing your illusions and all the ways you avoid reality. Spiritual practice may be an important means of confronting yourself, or it may be a means of avoiding yourself; it all depends on your attitude and intention.”

~Adyashanti

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Rising and falling away

The gift of  presence

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016

 

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Appreciation

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“Autumn equinox is the time to reflect upon life. If we have enjoyed a bountiful harvest, we express our thanks. If the year has been difficult so far, then we are happy for what we do have and resolve to do better once the chance comes. The appreciation for life does not require wealth or plenty. It requires only gratitude for the beauty of the world.”

-Deng Ming-Dao-

 

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Rainbow waves Chakra currents Opening portals To inside out Realms that bridge Presence and permanence For infinity’s child, The Rainbow Warrior. © 2012 Salem Islas-Madlo Rainbows are a natural phenomenon that are indicators of bright health. When I wrote this … Continue reading