I have spent a lifetime collecting powerful sayings from the world’s greatest masters. I will share many of them in the coming weeks.
Sometimes I will tell you who the masters are. Or were.
Other times I will invite you to reach out if you really want to know.
Why am I doing this?
I just want to know how keenly you read this blog and how deeply you want to know who enunciated the great truths I am sending your way.
“As long as you are born of the flesh, you have to suffer. This is the way of the flesh. Do not try to improve your life. You’re making a big mistake. For there is no question about it. If you use positive thinking and use your mind, you may appear to improve your life. But remember, this world in which you live is a world of duality. For every up, there is a down. For every forward there is a backward, for every good there is a bad. Therefore, whatever improvement comes in your life, it will last for a while, and then will subside.
Then you become miserable again. Then you will be happy again when you get what you want, and then that will not last and you will be miserable again. You’ll start sticking up for your rights. And fighting for your survival. Then, as you get what you want, you’ll be happy again.
You’re like a yo-yo. You go up and down, up and down, and no matter how much I talk to you about this, you’re going to keep on doing this. So why am I talking? I don’t know. I have no choice. All I know is that all is well and everything is unfolding as it should. All I know is that happiness is your true nature, that you are not what you appear to be and things are not what they appear to be. Nothing can ever happen to you. Why do you worry so much? What are you afraid of? Your life. You have no life. What you call your life is nothing. It doesn’t exist. It’s no thing.
You worry about your hair falling out, worry about needing a new pair of shoes, worry that you’re getting fat. What a waste of energy, like feeding a dead horse. We’re all going to wind up in the cemetery, so what difference does it make what you do?
Stop thinking about yourself so much. About getting a new job, losing your job, about working or not working. No one is ever happy. Those people who work are miserable because they have to work. Those people who don’t work are miserable because they can’t find a job. And when they find a job, they join the miserable ones who can’t stand the job. Where is peace? This is your real nature. It’s within you. It is you.
Look for it and you’ll find it. Seek and you shall find.
p.s. If you would like to know where this is from, email Jacqueline.Fox@theraoinstitute.com.