I have come to realize my that my problem was not that I did not know who I was but rather that I put the that question to myself in the first place. Who I am can never be fully known by the mind, it is to vast for human comprehension. All it leads to is striving, pushing and pulling, further separation and inner turmoil. As I learn the principles of psycho-spiritual integration, little by little I begin to recollect the others, within the lost and unwanted buried in me, or rather the… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on March 3, 2013 at 11:56am —
I have always been Loved and at infinite Peace with what is.
I left that, was born and grasped the blanket of knowledge, the caress, and the milk of a mothers breast.
I sought the knowledge and walked in the shadows seeking the Peace of what is again.
It became cold and dark.
Now I could not find the Peace or the caress, nor the…
Added by Thomas Moloughney on March 3, 2013 at 11:54am —
Christmas is for remembrance. The love manifesting through our gifts to each other typifies the offering of Life, the givingness of Spirit to its creation. The hands of the Eternal are outstretched through our hands, and the heart of the Infinite beats in the human breast. But the giver must give of himself, for "The gift without the giver is bare".
It is not, then, in lavish gifts that we find true giving but in the sweet simplicity of remembrance, in the kindly thought, the… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on December 24, 2009 at 12:59am —
The Present Moment is Never a Problem
Read a magnificent meditation of Francis Lucille below.
We are all hardwired for happiness. It's absence is the driver of action. The search for happiness can not occur without unhappiness, or suffering. It is this desire to complete ourselves, to make ourselves whole and complete, this notion that we are incomplete as we are, that motivates us to "do."
Think about this. It is ultimately a rejection of the "now", the… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on November 21, 2009 at 9:56pm —
Giving yourself to love is laying yourself bare without knowing how you will be used; knowing that however you are used, you are given to love, in service to love. Whatever your mistakes may be, however you fumble, however you stumble, if it is in service to love it teaches you something. You pick up and you serve love even more strongly. You marry love, and you say, "I am yours." Then whatever beautiful temptations go by, you say, "I am taken. I have given myself to love."
There are… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on October 21, 2009 at 10:06pm —
At the end of the last session of a two week seminar led by intellectuals and experts in their fields, Dr. Papaderos rose from his chair at the back of the room and walked to the front, where he stood in the bright sunlight of an open window and looked out.
He turned. And made the ritual gesture: "Are there any questions?"
Quiet quilted the room. These two weeks had generated enough questions for a lifetime, but for now there was only silence.
"No questions?" Papaderos swept the… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on October 15, 2009 at 9:57am —
The story is not the enemy. The story is an ally.
It is a signal to look deeper.
As human beings we love stories. We communicate with stories. We pass on our teachings with stories. Stories are deeply valuable to us. But until we are willing to disengage from our stories, at least briefly, we are actually tyrannized by them.
That is the problem. If you are willing to dis-identify with your story for a minute, or an hour, or an afternoon, then there is the recognition that you… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on October 14, 2009 at 6:17pm —
Dismount your donkey at the summit.
Some places in this world are very hard to climb, and people use animals.
Each person can only ride one, and each animal might have a different name.
The riders go up the trail in different orders, and they discuss their
varying opinions about their experiences. They may even have conflicting
opinions: One traveler may think the trip thrilling, another may find it
terrifying, and a third may find it banal (which means… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on September 7, 2009 at 8:58am —
When you speak of a path, where are you now? And where do you want to go? If
these are known, then we can talk of a path. Know first where you are and
what you are. There is nothing to be reached, there is no goal to be
reached, there is nothing to be attained. The conception that there is a
goal and a path to it is wrong. We are the goal or peace always. You are the
Self. You exist always. - Sri Ramana Maharshi
Added by Thomas Moloughney on September 7, 2009 at 8:25am —
You've got to realize one thing, and that is you need to tame your wild crazy mind. You've got to tame it, alright? Your mind has a very, very bad habit, which we call self-cherishing. And I call it, "What about me? What about me? What about me? What about me?" And it's a bore, and it's a drag, and nobody wants to hear it. So you can just shut up and get off of it and give. That's all - give. Give. Be here and give. And connect with people, right? And you're so busy giving that you don't have… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on August 28, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is out of light, not our darkness, that most frightens us....Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlighte...ning about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are ALL meant to shine, as children do. ..."~Nelson Mandela
Added by Thomas Moloughney on August 28, 2009 at 7:18pm —
Just rest for a moment. It's OK. Yes, things are crazy, yes, the world is going nuts. Yet, deep underneath the stormy waves, there, in the core of your being, there is pure silence, pure love. And ... it's ... just ... OK.
Added by Thomas Moloughney on August 20, 2009 at 9:37pm —
Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the
road, not to reach a goal but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life
ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy. -
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Added by Thomas Moloughney on July 29, 2009 at 6:17pm —
The truth is that if you cannot find your own unique beauty,
You have a blurred vision of all beauty. Then when you see
Beauty elsewhere you can be threatened, insecure or fearful,
Which then makes you want to see the differences in each
other rather than find the ways your beauty is alike.
The truth is that you are all expressions of the Divine and
all come from the same source. Honor that reflection in
Yourself first then you can recognize it all… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on July 29, 2009 at 6:00pm —
About "I Me Mine"
From the original Beatles Album "Let It Be" (1970)
GEORGE 1980: "'I Me Mine' is the ego problem. I looked around and everything I could see was relative to my ego. You know, like 'that's my piece of paper,' and 'that's my flannel,' or 'give it to me,' or 'I am.' It drove me crackers-- I hated everything about my ego-- it was a flash of everything false and impermanent which I disliked. But later I learned from it-- to realize that there is somebody else… Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on July 20, 2009 at 7:20pm —
It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!
Anthony de Mello Continue
Added by Thomas Moloughney on July 6, 2009 at 7:55pm —