Each of us is 100% responsible for our subjective reality, i.e. our private mental and emotional space, our own universe. This includes our interpretations of events, based on our beliefs and memories, attachments and fears, and our corresponding emotional reactions. The corollary is that we are certainly not at all responsible for another person's subjective reality, i.e. their thoughts and feelings.
Enlightenment is about seeing through the illusions of life and knowing what reality really is. When you are enlightened, you can have everything you want. Because you’ll know the truth about what everything is, and what does it really means to have something.
We are living through the most exciting times in human history. Breakthroughs in every area of science are opening our minds to the beauty and mystery of the material world. At the same time technology is giving us the power to make many of our dreams come true.
From time to time, we all have experiences when restlessness and discontent fade away, and we’re filled with a sense of ease, well-being, and harmony. We become free of pressure to keep busy and the need for stimulation, and rest at ease within ourselves and within the present moment.
A question I’m often asked is, “Is mysticism a religion?” Mysticism is a spiritual discipline aiming at direct communion with God or the ultimate truth. It is not a religion and, in fact, all religions have mystics. There are Christian mystics, Jewish mystics (Kabbalists), Islamic mystics (Sufis), Buddhist, and Hindu mystics. Where all the tenets of these religions intersect is where you’ll find the mystics.
Is intelligence something that can be seen on a person's face? If we are talking about predicting a person's IQ score with a tiny margin of error, then probably not. Researchers claim that there are at least 23 different kinds of intelligence. Since our faces reflect our thoughts and feelings, it is not surprising that we will find quite a few facial clues to help us answer this question. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”– Oscar Wilde
“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t! You have wings, learn to use them and fly!” ~Rumi
If you ever tried to learn a new language, you may recall your first efforts to communicate when using it. Even if you knew the meaning of the words, the native speaker either talked too fast or used a few words that were unfamiliar.