Friday, 25 July 2014

BEYOND HAPPINESS AND UNHAPPINESS THERE IS PEACE




BEYOND HAPPINESS AND UNHAPPINESS THERE IS PEACE

Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.

Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time.

Seen from a higher perspective, conditions are always positive. To be more precise: they are neither positive nor negative. They are as they are. And when you live in complete acceptance of what is – which is the only sane way to live – there is no “good” or “bad” in your life anymore. There is only a higher good – which includes the “bad.”

You are allowing it to be as it is, that’s all. This “allowing to be” takes you beyond the mind with its resistance patterns that create the positive-negative polarities. It is an essential aspect of forgiveness.



What if it is a situation that I can do something about?
Do what you have to do. In the meantime, accept what is. Since mind and resistance are synonymous, acceptance immediately frees you from mind dominance and thus reconnects you with Being. As a result, the usual ego motivations for “doing” – fear, greed, control, defending or feeding the false sense of self – will cease to operate. An intelligence much greater than the mind is now in charge, and so a different quality of consciousness will flow into your doing.

It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept – before they will forgive. As soon as they do, one of the greatest miracles happens: the awakening of Being-consciousness through what appears as evil, the transmutation of suffering into inner peace. The ultimate effect of all the evil and suffering in the world is that it will force humans into realizing who they are beyond name and form.
You dissolve discord, heal pain, dispel unconsciousness – without doing anything – simply by being and holding that frequency of intense presence.
When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore.
Whenever you are not honouring the present moment by allowing it to be, you are creating drama.



All suffering is ego-created and is due to resistance.



Nothing can give you joy. Joy is uncaused and arises from within as the joy of Being. It is an essential part of the inner state of peace, the state that has been called the peace of God. It is your natural state, not something that you need to work hard for or struggle to attain.

...there can be no “salvation” in anything they do, possess, or attain. Those who do realize it often become world-weary and depressed.



When you reach this point, you are one step away from despair – and one step away from enlightenment.

“All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence: All that arises passes away.” I have learned to offer no resistance to what is; I have learned to allow the present moment to be and to accept the impermanent nature of all things and conditions. Thus have I found peace.

To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.
It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly.
...you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last.
...with dependency gone, there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.

All inner resistance is experienced as negativity in one form or another. All negativity is resistance.



...whenever you are unhappy, there is the unconscious belief that the unhappiness “buys” you what you want.


Whenever you notice that some form of negativity has arisen within you, look on it not as a failure, but as a helpful signal that is telling you: “wake up. Get out of your mind. Be present.”



Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.

When you accept what is – every moment – is the best. That is enlightenment.



True relationship becomes possible only when there is an awareness of Being. Coming from Being, you will perceive another person’s body and mind as just a screen, as it were, behind which you can feel their true reality, as you feel yours.

Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures.

One of the most powerful spiritual practices is to meditate deeply on the mortality of physical forms, including your own. This is called: Die before you die. Go into it deeply. Your physical form is dissolving, is no more. Then a moment comes when all mind-forms or thoughts also die. Yet you are still there – the divine presence that you are. Radiant, fully awake. Nothing that was real ever died, only names, forms, and illusions.

In compassion, the seemingly opposite feelings of sadness and joy merge into one and become transmuted into a deep inner peace. This is the peace of God. It is one of the most noble feelings that humans are capable of, and it has great healing and transformative power.


To have deep empathy for the suffering of another being certainly requires a high degree of consciousness but represents only one side of compassion. It is not complete. True compassion goes beyond empathy or sympathy. It does not happen until sadness merges with joy, the joy of Being beyond form, the joy of eternal life.

We are not separate form our world, so when the majority of humans become free of egoic delusion, this inner change will affect all of creation. You will literally inhabit a new world. It is a shift in planetary consciousness. 

Your primary task is not to seek salvation through creating a better world, but to awaken out of identification with form. You are then no longer bound to this world, this level of reality.  You can feel your roots in the Unmanifested and so are free from attachment to the manifested world.  You can still enjoy the passing pleasures of this world, but there is no fear of loss anymore, so you don’t need to cling to them.



It is only at this point that you begin to make a real contribution toward bringing about a better world, toward creating a different order of reality.  It is only at this point that you are able to feel true compassion and to help others at the level of cause. Only those who have transcended the world can bring about a better world.

You may remember that we talked about the dual nature of true compassion, which is awareness of a common bond of shared mortality and immortality. At this deep level, compassion becomes healing in the widest sense. In that state, your healing influence is primarily based not on doing but on being. Everybody you come in contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the peace that you emanate, whether they are conscious of it or not.

This breaks the karmic cycle of action and reaction.
You teach through being, through demonstrating the peace of God. You become the “light of the world,” an emanation of pure consciousness, and so you eliminate suffering on the level of cause. You eliminate unconsciousness from the world.

- Echart Tolle






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