Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Was wir loslassen müssen" by Andrew Cohen

Was wir loslassen müssen

Selten ist es die spirituelle Erfahrung allein, die zu einer Transformation des Menschen führt. Mehr als alles andere ist es die Bereitschaft, auf die Implikationen dieser Erfahrung zu reagieren, was uns ermöglicht, tatsächliche und erkennbare Fortschritte zu machen. Die Erfahrung höherer Bewusstseinszustände gibt es umsonst. Aber die Verwirklichung des Potenzials für dramatische Transformation, das sich darin zeigt, fordert einen hohen Preis. Es ist eine zeitlose Wahrheit, dass wir bereit sein müssen, sehr viel loszulassen, um die Verbindung zu der ursprünglichen Vision, die sich uns in einem kurzen Moment gezeigt hat, nicht zu verlieren. Wieviel müssen wir loslassen? Wenn wir es ernst damit meinen, den ganzen Weg zu gehen, dann was immer wir loslassen müssen, um unser Ziel zu erreichen.

By Andrew Cohen

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Deconstructing Your Culturally Created Self"

A quote from Andrew Cohen

"The ego, which has traditionally been the enemy of the spiritual aspirant, is not just an individual entity. It also has a collective dimension. The collective ego is your culturally conditioned self-the conglomeration of conscious and unconscious ideas that represent the way you assume life is supposed to be. It is all of the "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts" you have absorbed from those around you and from the shared history of your culture or ethnic background. It is a set of subtle and not-so-subtle beliefs, ideas, and ways of seeing the world that you deeply subscribe to but may not even be aware of. So much of the individual that you experience yourself to be has been created by the cultural worldspace that you were born into. And that's not a bad thing, in and of itself. It only becomes a problem when you don't know how conditioned you are. But the more you are able to shed light on all the different ways in which you are conditioned, the more space will open up for real autonomy-freedom of choice to be the person you want to be. So the culturally created ego is a very significant dimension of the self that needs to be brought to light in your own awareness. And it is not an easy task. It takes an inspired degree of mental focus and a willingness to deconstruct the very foundations of who you think you are-over, and over, and over again. But this process is a critical part of human evolution and spiritual transformation."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

No. 7

Every woman was once and therefore is, an ancient Egyptian queen. But to be the Queen, she must also remember that she was once, and is also, the slave.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

"In between the rise and set of you and I..."

...may blue visions know the depths of liquid skies."--Saul Willams


"...it has to be art not just for 'I', but art for 'We'." --Ken Wilbur


Perfect practice=Perfect awareness.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rebecca's Thought of the Day: No. 4

The singer's best way to say YES to the Universe, to the World, to Who She Is, to God, is to sing.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Rebecca's Thought of the Day No. 2

Singing with a free sound inspires free vision. When singing with the true voice, the singer cannot help but see the Truth.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Rebecca's Thought of the Day No. 1

The thing I love the most about singing is that it is utterly impossible to do when one is feeling bad.