Just find yourself and you have found everything. There in no other God, there is no other heaven, there is nothing except your flame of life.
There’s a whispering wind I feel it inside
Like a place I can feel but I never will see…
Moby – Whispering Wind
Our body changes, our mind changes, everything changes except one thing within you. And that one thing has to be discovered, because that is your reality. To know it is to live in bliss. To know it is to go beyond fear. To know it is to know God.
Future means more time. The trouble is: no amount of time will satisfy you if you cannot feel the timeless dimension within you. Right now, put your attention not on what you are conscious of, but of consciousness itself. Feel the I AM. That’s it.
If the pursuit of success or any goal leads to loss of inner peace… what’s the point of it all? When you remember that inner (your state of consciousness) is primary, outer secondary, you have already succeeded in the game of life (and become a much better player).
You can intersperse your life with brief moments of presence. For example now. Become alert. Aware of your surroundings, of your sense perceptions. At this moment, allow everything to be as it is. Then become aware that there is an awareness here, a consciousness, and that THAT is more truly who you are than anything else.
If the only prayer you say in your whole life is “thank you”, that would suffice. I sometimes say: Becoming friendly with the present moment is the only spiritual practice you really need.
Personal Notes from Eckhart Tolle