“The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory. Why go anywhere? Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out.
“The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that need be done.”
~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That
“Moods are in the mind and do not matter. Go within, go beyond. Cease being fascinated by the content of your consciousness. When you reach the deep layers of your true being, you will find that the mind’s surface-play affects you very little.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
“When effort is needed, effort will appear. When effortlessness becomes essential, it will assert itself. You need not push life about. Just flow with it and give yourself completely to the task of the present moment.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Words and questions come from the mind and hold you there. To go beyond the mind, you must be silent and quiet. Peace and silence; silence and peace – this is the way beyond. Stop asking questions.” ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Part of being human is that horrible things happen from time to time.
When I was younger something awful happened to me, and I nearly drove myself nuts asking “Why?” Really, there would not have been an answer that would have made me nod my head in agreement and say “Oh, that makes sense.”
My mind was just running in an endless loop, like an ant on a Möbius strip.
Healing and peace didn’t come until I stopped asking why, and just accepted that it was.