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I wondered, "Why have I been chasing happiness my whole life when bliss was here the entire time?


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I remember asking myself one night, while I was curled up in the same old corner of my same old couc...
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At that moment of realization (that union with God is always present), that's when God let me go, le...
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You have been to hell, Ketut?"
He smiled. Of course he's been there.
What's it like in hel...
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So I stood up and did a handstand on my Guru's roof, to celebrate the notion of liberation. I felt t...
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Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed...
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So whenever that brittle voice of dissatisfaction emerges within me, I can say "Ah, my ego! There yo...
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Attraversiamo (meaning "Lets cross over" in Italian)
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When I don't know what I'm doing, I look like I don't know what I'm doing. When I'm excited or nervo...
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Well, just remember--all your misery will be waiting for you at the door upon your exit, should you ...
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Most of us, even if only for two minutes in our lives, have experienced at some time or another an i...
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Italian men are like show poodles. Sometimes they look so good I want to applaud.
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Go back to bed', said the omniscient interior voice, because you don't need to know the final answer...
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We're miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and re...
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Virginia Woolf wrote, "Across the broad continent of a woman's life falls the shadow of a sword." On...
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At some point, as Richard keeps telling me, you gotta let go and sit still and allow contentment to ...
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Your job then, should you choose to accept it, is to keep searching for the metaphors, rituals and t...
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As I focus on diligent joy, I also keep remembering a simple idea my friend Darcey told me once -- t...
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So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me n...
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Your treasure - your perfection - is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the busy co...
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But is it such a bad thing to live like this for just a little while? Just for a few months of one...
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I met an old lady once, almost one hundred years old, and she told me, "There are only two questions...
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But why must everything have a practical application? I'd been such a diligent soldier for years--wo...
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A Sanskrit word appeared in the paragraph: ANTEVASIN. It means, ‘one who lives at the border.’ I...
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People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate i...
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I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, witho...
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معظم البشر أعينهم مغلقة بغبار الخيبة إلى حدّ يمنعهم من ...
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My face is a transparent transmitter of my every thought.
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Devotion is diligence without assurance. Faith is a way of saying, 'Yes, I pre-accept the terms of t...
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The culture of Rome just doesn't match the culture of Yoga, not as far as I can see. In fact, I've d...
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Even in the worst tragedies and crisis, there’s no reason to add to everyone’s misery by looking...
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What Richard is talking about is instead admitting to the existence of negative thoughts, understand...
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Man is a demon, man is a god. Both true.
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We’re miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and ...
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This was my voice, but perfectly wise, calm and compassionate. This was what my voice would sound li...
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Big deal. So you fell in love with someone. Don’t you see what happened? This guy touched a place ...
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Everyone makes their own path, and I must make mine. The Bhagavad Gita - and ancient Indian Yogic te...
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This is very American, too - the insecurity about whether we have earned our happiness. Planet Adver...
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God isn't interested in watching you enact some performance of personality in order to comply with s...
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You need a droughtbreaker, baby. Gotta go find yo'self a rainmaker.
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But I disappear into the person I love. I am the permeable membrane. If I love you, you can have eve...
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upped
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Because God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies (or however ...
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¿Qué sucedería al crear una vida lo bastante expansiva como para poder sincronizar varios contrar...
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I pause here for a moment to explain exactly what I mean when I say that word, just so people can de...
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Sõltuvus on iga meeletu armumise paratamatu koostisosa.
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Attraversiamo.
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The classical Indian sages wrote that there are three factors which indicate whether a soul has been...
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It's all for the best.
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You are worthy, dear one, regardless of the outcome. You will keep making your work, regardless of t...
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I'm considered a difficult girl. I have a reputation for needing to be told a good reason to do some...
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Never explain yourself, Alma. It makes you appear weak.
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Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions...
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Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—re...
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