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When the curtain falls no one is ready

We often think that our body and mind is “me” and the world around is “out there”. But what if “me/you” is literally everywhere…

“But suddenly I did not know what was me and what wasn’t me. The air that I was breathing, the rock on which I was sitting, the very atmosphere around, everything had become me. I was everything that was. I was conscious, but I had lost my senses. The discriminatory nature of the senses simply did not exist anymore. What was “ME” was literally EVERYWHERE.

I’m not talking about being peaceful or happy, I’m talking about BEING THE UNIVERSE, belong to the universe. Have you ever felt so? 

Here’s more thoughts/ideas/quotes for this Monday 

1. The land doesn’t belong to us – we belong to the land. 
2. The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
3. Only the sea is like a human being…always moving, always something deep in itself is stirring it. It never rests; it is always wanting, wanting, wanting. It hurries on; and then it creeps back slowly without having reached, moaning. It is always asking a question and it never gets the answer.
4. Ego don’t want any ‘development’. Ego don’t want you to be happy. Ego is always searching for the reason “whats wrong” and “why its wrong” somewhere else, but never inside. Ego is always right. Ego is fear. Ego is a product of your “learning” about who you think you are. Ego don’t know who you are. Ego is scared of who you really are. And the truth is you are much “bigger” and “better” than your ego trying to tell you.
Lesson: all thoughts, everything you think about yourself is possible to change. 

5. Men are like the earth and we are the moon: we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don’t see it – but there is.
6. Pictures of Irving Penn 

Enjoy your Monday! 

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  1. I really liked this port of yours… it made me think. I have always grown up with God, the devil, Heaven and Hell….. This is a different way of thinking. Your number 5 on that list was very deep!

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      1. I do…. I used to pray every day, now I dont. I doubt it sometimes, the religion. it has always been a comfort to me but it has also always kept me in a neat little box…. kinda stuck.

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      2. A pray have nothing to do with the religion or churches. It’s nothing we have to learn as well. I’m praying every evening, but Im not religious, don’t go to church, do not sit with religious books, and in generally rarely thinking of God (as humans describing him).
        It should come from the heart – & of coz you should feel thankful for your life and all u have and you should ask to take care about you & give u strength etc.. diff ppl – diff prayers. Not much to do with a Religion. U are ‘tuning’ yourself on the right path/level/etc
        Btw…have u tried meditation?

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      3. I have tried meditation yes, and that certainly helps to focus me. For me prayer has always been ‘talking to God’. That’s it. It is the only prayer I have ever known and I am not sure I could still change that. But even though I sometimes doubt, I would still say that I am a religious person.

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      4. Yes, I think you are religious. It’s ok. Ppl who grow up in a religious families have huge difficulties to break thru …it’s still inside of them, for life. We call it in Russia => “flouncing, rushing soul” :))
        Anyway – a prayer is a good way to relax. I sleep like a baby after that 🙂
        Meditation- as well. Every evening. I finally achieved the level when I don’t feel my body, I dissolve in the air (kind of) ..

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      5. But you don’t you just fall asleep while meditating then? Lol…. that’s what I would do…. meditate for 2 minutes and then I’m sleeping

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      6. Yes. I often do that. But I’m usually use only meditation for relaxation or sleep. Simply bcz it’s difficult to find time during the day for guided meditation (I do via Insight Timer -app). And I think this is what we miss the most: knowing how to ‘just be’ & feel relaxed. Also I don’t feel the need in any other kinds of meditations. I like breathing meditations too. But I do them in my bed before sleep too.
        My usual time to fall asleep is 10-12 min. My Fitbit Blaze watch told me that..
        2 minutes? Wow! Very good. My mum would say: ‘good nervous system’ :)) she’s always saying so about ppl who can fall asleep easily

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      7. Once again, I like your mum 😊. I either have very hard falling asleep or I’m out in 2 minutes. I was thinking of trying meditation in the morning. … a good start to the day

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      8. Yes maybe…but for ex I can’t lol I have to wake up quickly/early & cook breakfast, take dogs out. After 10am I could maybe. Sometimes I do.
        You should find the time which works best for you :))

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      1. I don’t know if I am qualified to answer but I will tell you what it means to me but take it with a grain of salt because I am no expert 🙂

        I think spirituality is feeding what’s on the inside of ourselves, our souls, and not relying on the physical things outside, if that makes sense?

        One can be a stunning beauty and be so ugly on the inside, from their feelings to their words and actions, that are they really stunning?

        I believe that God is the inner Provider of guidance for me(others might disagree, and I am not pushing anything because everyone has to choose for themselves if they believe in Him or not) I feel that the proof for me, of this, is when anyone gets ready to do something that is wrong, or mean, or wicked whether it be to someone else or a physical act of some kind, they get a feeling inside(those nervous butterflies some would call it, others their conscious) I feel that is God’s Spirit inside of me telling me to stop. Pulling me from that unkind thing I am about to do. If I listen to that I am rewarded with happiness, if I ignore it, I’m punished with turmoil within myself.

        The kinder we are in our thoughts, and actions, the happier we are. The more unkind we are in our thoughts and actions, the more unhappy we are. What we feed our soul, is what it will become.

        So, spirituality to me is the feeding of the good actions, thoughts, words etc and starving the bad actions. Will we always succeed at this? No. But if we make a conscious effort, then it comes more effortlessly. The happiness follows.

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      2. Yes, it makes sense to me. Im mostly agree with your thoughts. But today I came across of this kind of version. Here it is: “…if you really want to know spirituality – don’t look for anything. People think spirituality is about looking for God or truth or the ultimate. The problem is you have already defined what you are looking for. It is not the object of your search that is important; it is the faculty of looking. The ability to simply look without motive is missing in the world now. Everybody is a psychological creature, wanting to assign meaning to everything. Seeking is not about looking for something. It’s about enhancing your perception, your faculty of seeing. Do not look for anything, just look.”

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      3. It makes sense. Of course, I didn’t look for God, He found me 🙂 I mean I knew Who God was. Who hasn’t heard of Him lol. But I wasn’t looking to be saved. I wasn’t worthy anyway (thanks to the teaching of “man”) I was great!!!I tried to be a good person. I thought I had everything, and by all accounts I did. I just didn’t have that inner happiness. I mean, I was all smiles and positive words, but inside that peace and happiness, I wanted, it wasn’t happening. There were glimpses of it, but not like now. But one sleepless night(I’ve had anxiety and insomnia all my life) I was gripped with this fear, like I’d never felt. This wasn’t my every day panic, this was something else. And I did something that I had not done since I was a child, forced (lol) to go to church, I prayed. I felt such a relief, that I wanted more of that in my life. I didn’t want “man’s” version though. So, I started reading my Bible. At first it wasn’t so encouraging. I mean I had broken 11 of the 10 commandments 🙂 but the more I read it, I saw that it wasn’t a book of rules and regulations. It was a book telling me all the mistakes God knew I was going to make, AND He loved me anyway. I read it everyday, I don’t go to church(except I do go to this little church and tithe but I never stay) I don’t like “man” telling me what God wants or says I should be. The Bible does that for me. I guess though that is exactly what the writer was saying in the piece you found, “Seeking is not about looking for something. It’s about enhancing your perception, your faculty of seeing. Do not look for anything, just look.”

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      4. Yes true 🙂 seeking is not about looking for something! Def not in case of spirituality..
        I don’t like also when someone “telling” me what I have to do and pointing to Bible: “look it’s right there, I’m just translating it to stupid you”, as usually in the church.
        Thx for sharing your thoughts and a piece of life-story 👋☀️🤗
        About prayer – it’s the best and simplest we can do. I’m praying all my life and I’m not religious at all. I do see it as connecting with the universe, with everything around me. And with myself (like a tuning of musical instrument) :))

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      5. YES! I agree. The whole pointing to the Bible and they are translating to stupid us, that’s the point they are “translating” That’s what they “think” it means, doesn’t make it true. I cringe and I run lol. Man is evil and corruptible, and they could be telling you anything that they “believe” it means. Doesn’t make it true. I feel the Bible is how God talks to us. So, what a verse means to me, is not what it will mean to any other person on this planet because we are all going through different things. So, who am I to “translate” it for anyone. I am totally in agreement with you about praying, and the most beautiful way I have ever heard it put, ” I do see it as connecting with the universe, with everything around me. And with myself (like a tuning of musical instrument) :)) ” Beautiful and true!

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      6. Thank you 🙂 we r on the same wave! How cool!!!! and agreed => “So what a verse means to me, is not what it will mean to any other person on this planet because we are all going through different things” 🙂 ❤️ and have a nice evening! ☀️😄

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  2. Monday + simple mind = not too much comprehension on first go round!
    #2 Was a wise observation. Now, a ‘fact’ of life!
    #3 We do have a ‘part’ of the ‘sea’ within us. We travel to its shore to replenish!
    #4 EGO…………..God have mercy!

    Thank you for taking the time to remind us ………………………

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