“Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it’s not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened the whole notion of enlightenment and someone who is enlightened is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in enlightenment.”
Do not be afraid of the heat
Open up your soul, like flowers to the sun
Because that is the way to blossom
When you face your fears
You realise that you can’t trust your head
You realise that you can trust your soul
If you don't face your fears
You can’t hold back the tears.
Your tongue is a sword.
What you speak; cuts. What you speak; stabs. What you speak; lands. What you speak; arrives. What you speak; becomes. How you speak - is - what you speak.
Your emotions, intentions, motivations flies like arrows targeted; always hitting bulls eye - everytime hitting; where you wanted it to; what you aimed at. Regardless of your own ability to perceive what you have targeted.
Your voice is dangerous. Your voice is a weapon. Your speech unpure - when instead - you could have used it to cure.
Speech is your freedom of art that cuts like a sword don't react always
Be it end...
Adore be thy glow
From Your eminence
Thy glory adorn Take our hands and Ride us upon thy wingsSo high so that we soarAloft earthly thistles Be mist and dark loomamidst this earth gloom Till in us your glory bloom Be it end, we won't stop Focus on making yourself better, not thinking that you are better. Bohdi Sanders
Don’t spend your time condemning others. You cannot possibly know what is going on in someone else’s life, nor can you know what all he has had to deal with in his past or the context of his actions. Always remember that you are not perfect and that you are not the same person you were 10 years ago, five years ago, or even one year ago.
What if someone judged you today by every word you spoke or every action you took 10-20 years ago? How would you fare?
Instead of spending your time passing judgment, spend your time improving yourself and focusing on the things which do concern you. In fact, spend so much time improving yourself that you have neither the time nor inclination to judge others. Focus on making yourself better, not thinking that you are better. Bohdi Sanders ~ author of the multiple award-winning book, The Art of Inner Peace, available from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1937884279. Signed copies are available from: https://www.the-art-of-inner-peace.com/.