THE TEXTURE OF
Combining Extracts from all chapters
of THE TEXTURE OF BEING book and Photographs from Italy, Switzerland and
Meanwhile: here are a few
separateness from the rest of the universe is not due to the universe being
separate from us, but because we have contracted within our minds what we think
It is with the 'feeling' that we truly understand and comprehend. The
understands very little, because it is usually disconnected from reality.
We do not need to search in order to find our true being. We already are it, and
the mind which searches for it is the very reason why we cannot find it.
When we find the
clarity of our true nature, all the obstacles to happiness fall away, revealing
an inner joy which, like a flower, is always ready to respond to the light.
need to stand back from all that is going on in the world, enter that
timeless part of ourselves and learn to feel what it is to be alive. Then
we can live in the world if we wish, but not be a product of it.
is a human invention. When we live by the clock, we miss the passing
moments of life, which means that we do not live at all. These passing
moments are all that we have. The rest is merely a dream.
order to bring peace into one's life, one needs to first learn the art of
acceptance and surrender to whatever reveals itself in every moment. This
means ..... no resistance.
in the mind only is like living in a virtual world. It may be your
personal reality, but that personal reality is still an illusion.
you have now, which you do not have to struggle for, which you will never
lose, but which you may not even know you have, is Being, in the silent
emptiness of your true nature.
is a vast play unfolding in our universe - a play which goes on and on, a
play in which all its actors, like phantoms, appear and disappear. The
price that we pay for believing in the illusion of separateness, is pain
to the voice of our true nature is what we really need to trust in. Then
we need no outward teacher. The outward teacher then becomes, maybe, a
source of inspiration and a motivating force rather than someone on whom
we become dependent.
need to stand back, sit back and relax into clarity. What we seek is
already here. Truth, reality, are not at the end of some psychedelic trip,
not the result of some magical ritual, but are right here and now.
you cannot live in the present moment, there is no other time to live.
This is what is on offer - this is your opportunity to manifest your
am I? All I can do is to Be who I am - to be who I am in the feeling of
it, in the silent emptiness of my true nature. I can never say who I am.
And the moment that I say "I am this" or "I am that",
I have lost it.
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