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The life force of thoughts

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Today, the world of quantum physics confirms that the universe is made of formless energy, and that particles do not originate from particles. Everything springs from something that is akin to your imagination. You can’t touch, taste, see, hear, or smell it. It has no boundaries. You can’t prove it with mathematical formulas or scientific verification. Yet we all know that it exists. These invisible thoughts that you have—these ideas that continue to percolate within you, these fanciful images that are always with you—are beyond the scope of science to prove or disprove.

–Wayne Dyer, from “Wishes Fulfilled”

Written by Lynda Schlosberg

February 2nd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

From the Tao te Ching

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There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it Tao.

It flows through all things.
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.

The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.

Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself.

–Source: Tao te Ching, A New English Version, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Chapter 25.

Written by Lynda

February 3rd, 2011 at 7:19 pm

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Emptiness and Form

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From The Heart Sutra, a famous Mahayana Buddhist text:

Form is no other than emptiness
Emptiness no other than form
All things are by nature void
They are not born or destroyed
Nor are they stained or pure
Nor do they wax or wane
Form is only emptiness
Emptiness only form

“It is pointing to the fact that we don’t see the world as it actually is. That things are not static, and fixed, and separate, the way that we tend to think of them being. But things are actually in flux, they are always changing, everything is impermanent, everything is interconnected. You can’t take one part of the Universe and separate it from the rest of the Universe because it is a part of that Universe, it’s interconnected inextricably with it.

“How can it be that things are not the way that we see them?
It is the mind that creates the illusion of separateness.
There are no boundaries.
Everything is not separate from everything else.
Everything is connected.
Everything is interconnected.
There isn’t any permanence.
There is always change.
It’s all one process.
And the mind picks various elements out of this process called the Universe,
and sees them as being separate, assumes that they are separate.”

–Bodhipaksa (Graeme Stephen) from the CD The Wisdom of the Breath: Three Guided Meditations for Calming the Mind and Cultivating Insight. Sounds True. 2009.

Written by Lynda

February 19th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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Chitta, The Body of Concsiousness

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Chitta is our core consciousness–the internal ground of the mind. Consciousness, or the field of thought, is a quickly vibrating subtle energy field, which is the basis of all material manifestation.

The physical body consists of mainly heavy elements of water and earth and is a creation of gravity, which moves downward. Consciousness, on the other hand, is composed of lighter elements of ether and air, and is a creation of our thoughts, which like vapor move upward.

–Source: Ayurveda and the Mind: the Healing of Consciousness, by Dr. David Frawley. p77-78.

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February 8th, 2010 at 7:50 am

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Morphogenetic Field

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“Rupert Sheldrake, in A New Science Life uses the term morphogenetic field to describe a dynamic field that links numerous individuals located all over. Each individual can affect the field, and each is simultaneously influenced by the field. The term morphic resonance is used to describe the effects of individual members upon the field and vice versa.”

–Source: How We Heal: Understanding the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection, by Douglas W. Morrison. p.32

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February 7th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

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