Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.
Love dances in the freshness of the unknown.
An intimate relationship is one that allows you to be yourself.
Every cell in your body is seeking fulfillment through joy, beauty, love and appreciation.
Love and meaningful relationships are vital to physical and emotional well-being.
Today wherever you go, carry the intention of peace, love, and harmony in your heart.
A psychologically healthy person can, in fact, be defined as someone whose desires actually produce happiness.
If you are fully aware in the moment, there is only love.
Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant.
Gratitude opens the door to... the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.
When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.
If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.
Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.
I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
This is real freedom -- the ability to enjoy the choices we make in every successive moment of the present.
There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world's rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover.
On some dimension or other, every event in life can be causing only one of two things: either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you. Evolution is win-win life is self-correcting.
The quality of one's life depends on the quality of attention. Whatever you pay attention to will grow more important in your life.
Know that people are doing the best they can from their level of awareness. Accept people for who they are and always be ready to forgive.
As you sift through this very solid-looking body, you have to go only so far before you end up with a handful of nothing.
In every failure is the seed of success... Our failures are stepping stones in the mechanics of creation, bringing us even closer to our goals. In reality, there is no such thing as failure. What we call failure is just a mechanism through which we can learn to do things right.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.
In fact, if you look at the word 'healing' it comes from the word 'holy.' And healing is more than just physical phenomenon.
From the experience in the past that we create memories, which are the basis of imagination and desire. Desire is the basis of action.
Our destiny ultimately comes from the deepest level of desire and also from the deepest level of intention. The two are intimately linked to each other.
DNA is a quantum computer that localizes a non local omnipresent consciousness or spirit into space time energy information and matter.
Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
When you allow yourself to be unpredictable, you step from the known into the unknown, where anything is possible.
No matter what the situation is close your eyes and think of all the things you could be grateful for in your life right now.
Accept what comes to you totally and completely so that you can appreciate it, learn from it, and then let it go.
We have a pharmacy inside us that is absolutely exquisite. It makes the right medicine, for the precise time, for the right target organ with no side effects.
To have a breakthrough, you must consciously connect with the invisible forces that are everywhere around you, urging you to go beyond your old conditioning.
By becoming self aware, you gain ownership of reality; in becoming real, you become the master of both inner and outer life.
Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do.
Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
Affluence, unboundedness, and abundance are our natural states. We need only to restore the memory of what we already know.
When you practice positive inner dialogue, people will want to bond with you, help you, be near you. They want to share in the bliss that shines through your eyes and is reflected in your every action.
To have a breakthrough, you must consciously connect with the invisible forces that are everywhere around you, urging you to go beyond your old conditioning.
Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.
Being free brings a lightness, a carefree surrender to all that is happening around you, and, above all, an acceptance of reality.
Seekers are offered clues all the time from the world of spirit. Ordinary people call these clues coincidences.
Coincidences are not accidents but signals from the universe which can guide us toward our true destiny.
The abuse of food, alcohol, or drugs is essentially a material response to a need that isn't really physical at its foundation.. What we are looking for is pure joy rather than mere sensation, or even oblivion of sensation. Addiction is unrecognized spiritual craving.
On some dimension or other, every event in life can be causing only one of two things: either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you.
Evolution is win-win…life is self-correcting.
Although yoga is commonly portrayed as a popular fitness trend, it's actually the core of the Vedic science that developed in the Indus Valley more than 5,000 years ago.
The Law of Detachment: 1) Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. 2) Do not force solutions -- allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. 3) Uncertainty is essential, and you path to freedom.
Slip into the gap, have the desire, detach from the outcome, and let the universe take care of the details.
In fact, scientists have shown that the better your DNA, your genetic machinery is at healing itself, the longer you live. That's how meditation lowers biological age.
Discover your own discontent, and be grateful, for without divine discontent there would be no creative force.
No matter whether I feels victorious or defeated, elated or discouraged, these are mere phantoms compared to consciousness itself.
Every man has a purpose, something special that he can do better than anyone else. Your work is to discover this, then give yourself to it. The extent to which you use your skills to add to the world determines your happiness.
When our identity comes from the self, then we keep our energy to ourselves. We feel energetic, we feel powerful, and we experience youthful vigor.
Let us realize that engagement and detachment aren't opposite-the more engaged we become, the more detached we will have to be.
Your fellow man is your mirror. If your own face is clean, the image you perceive will also be flawless.
Your fellow man is your mirror. If your own face is clean, the image you perceive will also be flawless. But should you look upon your fellow man and see a blemish, it is your own imperfection that you are encountering -- you are being shown what it is that you must correct within yourself.
Children offer the finest expressions of openness and flexibility. They play and laugh freely, and find wonder in the smallest things.
Meditation allows us to reach the level of the soul by easing past the tangle of thoughts and emotions that usually keep our attention bound to the physical world. When we close our eyes to meditate, thoughts spring up spontaneously.
If you contemplate the Golden Rule, it turns out to be an injunction to live by grace rather than by what you think other people deserve.
Success, wealth, good health and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause.
When you do not have the basic requirements for survival and safety and belongingness and where there are huge inequities then fear turns into hatred.
Fear is the anticipation of the pain in the future. Anger is the remembrance of pain in the past. Hostility is wanting to get even.
Stop attaching so much weight to being right. In the grand scheme of things, being right is insignificant compared with being happy.
Before making a decision, ask inside for guidance. Be patient and await an answer. Act only when you feel calm and certain.
An atom is a hierarchy of different states of information that define the statistical likelihood of finding a particle here or there at the time of observation.
Being in the moment means not being distracted by the melodrama and hysteria around you. Present-moment awareness allows solutions to emerge.
Don't follow someone else's map. You should glean teachings from all directions, keeping true to those that bring progress yet remaining open to changes in yourself.
As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm, As is the atom, so is the universe, As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.
When you look at nutrition from a purely scientific point of view, there is no place for consciousness. And yet, consciousness could be one of the crucial determinants of the metabolism of food itself.
In my life nothing goes wrong. When things seem to not meet my expectations, I let go of how I think things should be. It's a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome.
The measure of your enlightenment is the degree to which you are comfortable with paradox, contradiction, and ambiguity.
Memory is useful because it gives us a sense of continuity. But memory is also imprisoning because it conditions us in predictable ways.
Every single problem that you have in your life, is the seed of an opportunity for some greater benefit. Stay alert to opportunities by being grounded in the wisdom of uncertainty! When your preparedness meets opportunity the solution will spontaneously appear!
When we develop reverence for food and the miracle of transformation inherent in it, just the simple act of eating creates a ritual of celebration.
The coincidences or little miracles that happen every day of your life are hints that the universe has much bigger plans for you than you ever dreamed of for yourself.
Observe the silence between your thoughts, actions, reactions, and you will feel the presence of spirit in the stillness of those spaces.
The body is held together by sound. The presence of disease indicates that some sounds have gone out of tune.
When we find our core certainty within, then we no longer look for certainty outside.
The unfathomable nature of the ever-changing world ceases
to be a source of anxiety and instead is a source of joy and adventure.
There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and at peace. In contrast, the state of suffering, or unhappiness, is complicated.
One way to access the field is through the daily practice of silence, meditation, and non-judgment. Spending time in nature will also give you access to the qualities inherent in the field: infinite creativity, freedom, and bliss.
Imagine for a moment your own version of a perfect future. See yourself in that future with everything you could wish for at this very moment fulfilled. Now take the memory of that future and bring it here into the present. Let it influence how you will behave from this moment on.
Now take all these qualities together: order, balance, evolution and intelligence. What you have is a description of love. It's not the popular ideal, it is the wizard's love -- the force that upholds life and nurtures it.
Yet the only reason you believe that you were born is that your parents saw you emerge from the womb. They thought they witnessed the moment when you began to exist, so they spread the rumor that you had been born. Savitri was astonished.
What we don't recognize is that holding onto resentment is like holding onto your breath. You'll soon start to suffocate.
Once war becomes a clash of absolutes, there is no breathing room for mercy. Absolute truth is blind truth.
I think evil is our collective shadow. Each one of us has a tendency for the diabolical. If I put you in inhumane conditions, if you're not educated, if you're extremely poor, if you're humiliated, then as a child if you suffer abuse, then you will manifest even when you grow up.
Tune into the presence of miracles, and in an instant, life can be transformed into a dazzling experience, more wondrous and exciting than we could even imagine.
Once, when we were discussing a world peace project with my teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, somebody asked him, Where is all the money going to come from? And he replied without hesitation, From wherever it is at the moment.
Sex wasn't God's big mistake. Judging against sex was humanity's big mistake. Pleasure is as divine as any cathedral, any temple.
You can expand your awareness in many ways, and as you do, your brain will evolve. It will grow physically by developing new neural pathways, synaptic connections, and even new brain cells. Perhaps more importantly, it will evolve to mirror the expansion of your mind into new, creative areas.
Nutritional complements, wisely used, can prevent many age-related illnesses and dramatically reverse your biological age.
How do we awaken to this true Self? By going within and putting our attention on the silent presence in our heart -- the silent witness that is detached from sensory experience and at the same time enjoys that experience in complete freedom.
By observing your addictive behaviors, you observe your conditioning. When you observe your conditioning, you're free of it, because you are not your conditioning; you are the observer of your conditioning.
The joy in what I do is mostly creativity. I think creativity is an ecstatic impulse that we all have. And there's nothing more joyful than having a moment of creative insight and actually creating, or rather manifesting or incarnating your creative insight into actual, physical reality.
When your creative expressions match the needs of you fellow humans, then wealth will spontaneously manifest.
Your brain is always eavesdropping on your thoughts. As it listens, it leans. If you teach it about limitation, your brain will become limited...Teach your brain to be unlimited.
From a pure heart anything can be accomplished. If you ask what the universe is doing, it is eavesdropping on your every desire.
In our willingness to step into the unknown, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.
For some, healing is too much to bear, and they hand it back, exchanging it for the fear they are accustomed to.
I do not believe in meaningless coincidences. I believe every coincidence is a message, a clue about a particular facet of our lives that requires our attention.
Understand that if a deep desire lives in your heart, a dream that is part of your soul's fiber, a path exists to bring it to life.
In the now, time ceases to exist and we experience a presence that is all-absorbing, completely at peace, and totally satisfying.
Meditation is a simple yet powerful tool that takes us to a state of profound relaxation that dissolves fatigue and the accumulated stress that accelerates the aging process.
Your biological age is a critical component in the entire aging process, and again, can be very different from your chronological age.
We want lifelong good health and an end to fearing the aging process. By combining the fruits of modern neuroscience and timeless wisdom, you can achieve those goals. That is what your brain is designed for. The key is realizing that you are the user of your brain.
To say that Nature displays intelligence doesn't make you a Christian fundamentalist. Einstein said as much, and a fascinating theory called the anthropic principle has been seriously considered by Stephen Hawking, among others.
Accept that living in the present moment, with your present desires, is the best, the highest thing you can do.
It's as if the universe has a sense of humor, since at a deep level it's impossible not to lead a spiritual life… the universe is living through you at this moment. with or without belief in god, the chain of events leading from silent awareness to physical reality remains intact.
Losing touch with spirit does nothing to the field of creativity, which is beyond harm; but it can do much to damage a person's chance in life.
You can get the highest quality sleep by keeping your sleep cycles in tune with the rhythms of the universe (known as circadian rhythms).
Yoga has moved from relative anonymity in the West to a well-recognized practice offered in thousands of studios, community centers, hospitals, gyms, and health clubs.
What you most hate is what you most deny in yourself. What you most love is what you most wish for in yourself.
The Self is not in the realm of thought. The Self is in the gap between our thoughts. The cosmic psyche whispers to us softly in the gap between our thoughts.
Children need loving attention, closeness and deep affection and also loving touch. Love will make them feel safe.