Beginner Mind

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  1. @No_thing__ I am not wise enough nor qualified enough to be giving advice, but always remember: you are a spiritual being having a very temporary human experience. Much love to you.
  2. This is my favorite guided self-inquiry:
  3. Fall is the best time of year for me. Not too hot, not too cold. And beauty all around you. I know what you mean about the nostalgia. It's quite mysterious.
  4. "I don't mind what happens." - J. Krishnamurti
  5. I recommend "Being Aware of Being Aware" by Rupert Spira. It points to lasting peace.
  6. Beginner Mind finds this hard to believe. Being Aware of Being Aware is the doorway to lasting peace. I assure you, it can never make you feel worse. In fact, it is the only experience that will never let you down. Everything in your life will leave you at some point. Your friends and family will all die, your possessions come and go. But the experience of being aware will always remain, for as long as you live. Take refuge there. Be aware of being aware.
  7. I recommend being aware of being aware. Relax your attention, notice that you are aware, and stay there. Give it a few minutes, and a feeling of peace and completeness will begin to emerge. This is the highest meditation. And no, it will never make you feel worse.
  8. The simplest way to relieve yourself of suffering is to be aware of being aware. Simply relax the focus of your attention, notice that you are aware, and rest in that experience. After a period of time, peace and contentment will flood the body, and suffering will dissolve.
  9. This guided meditation may be helpful for some:
  10. Just a friendly reminder that you are already complete and fulfilled at your core. If you doubt this, I urge you to be aware of being aware. Simply notice that you are aware, and stay in that experience. Gradually, peace and fulfillment will emerge. Enjoy.
  11. Of course words won't alleviate your suffering. You have to actually do the practice. Just be aware of being aware, and stay there. It may take 10 minutes, it may take an hour. Every body-mind is different. But rest assured, sooner or later, peace and fulfillment will present itself.
  12. Slow down there, Tony Parsons. I can only speak from personal experience, and from personal experience it is known that being aware of being aware reveals a sense of fulfillment. I don't claim to be enlightened by any means. I'm just becoming more familiar with my true nature. For now, that's sufficient.
  13. The experience of being aware is the 'I am'. No difference. To rest in the 'I am' is to rest as awareness. However, I prefer to talk about it in terms of being aware of being aware; telling someone to locate the 'I am' may just confuse them.
  14. Yes. Be aware of being aware, and you will see for yourself.
  15. Indeed. Gratitude is powerful.
  16. "Groundhog Day" is a good example of surrender. "Peaceful Warrior" is another I'd recommend.
  17. I used to think Self-realization was difficult, that it involved a method of somehow focusing on the 'I am' or 'being aware of being aware', but actually what I've recently discovered is that resting in your Being, the Stillness that you are, is actually simpler than breathing. All you have to do is sit in silence (and even that might not be required), exercise some patience and simply notice the subtle peaceful Being that you are. It requires no effort on your part. Just be sensitive to the subtle peace that is always with you, that IS you. Enjoy.
  18. Less than one. Simply sit in a quiet room and be aware of the silence.
  19. Allow your family to be as they are.
  20. My favorite book! Highly recommended. The author, David Carse, makes it available for free on his website.
  21. @VeganAwake Glad you finally read this one. I knew it was up your alley. It's a special book, eh? Could've probably used some editing (e.g. the chapter "A Parable: Wake Up!" was completely unnecessary) but overall it's awesome. The author, David Carse, has a website that is also extremely useful, filled with helpful pointers.
  22. Recognizing what you are is not a particularly memorable experience (sorry to disappoint you). The 'qualities' or your true nature (mainly the feeling of peace) gradually emerges as you rest in yourself over a period of time.