John’s sayings


(other contributors' sayings credited in brackets following quotation)

“Our Real Self remains imperceptible while the mind thinks no-thing is some-thing.”

“Nothing moves – nothing exists, without the Real Self. Moreover, nothing other than the Real Self exists.”

“There’s no purpose to life but there’s an objective; pure consciousness.”

“When we judge someone we usually judge wrongly. Better we face ourselves instead, to avoid wasting valuable life and adding to our karmic burden.”

“Ego and intellect entrap us with false ideas, encouraging false values. Let in some light”

“Aligning oneself with the flow of love is all that matters”

“Take life peace by peace.”

“The universe is nothing else but mind. The illusion really is an illusion

“Living in the light is vibration alignment.”

“Singularly important: Discovering your depths is the only way to find release from conscious-mind slavery“

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind doesn’t understand (Rumi)

I don’t know why nobody told you – how to unfold you. …; I don’t know how someone controlled you  – they bought and sold you; I don’t know how you were diverted – no one alerted you (George Harrison)

“The only ultimate reality (re your journey) is the step that you are taking at this very moment. You self-propelled to now and here“. We are responsible for this happening; someone else or something else is not.”

“Silence within holds so much more than the fragments all around that keep you from knowing yourself“

“When you transcend the body, you feel more yourself.” (Mooji Baba)

“You have all the answers in a box in your head; the access key is absolute stillness, without question or desire; thought-less.”

“Everyone is fighting their inner battle. So be gentle and understanding whenever possible.”

“The physical universe is nothing in terms of whole consciousness, which is the only reality”

“Shimanese proverb1010 ‘Believe, believe, arise, believe; thus spake Archbiggups & Crime Ministers’  (humour from Short Tales of Long Snouts)

“You are your own best kept treasure. You are what you are seeking, and always have been”

“There’s nothing mystical about dimensions – the ARE us. More dimensions means subtler states of being (consciousness). Prove it yourself – everyone can”

“We can satisfactorily acknowledge we are dimensions, not bodies”

“Love isn’t something we do; love is what we are”

“In meditation be vague; focus – yes, focus – but be vague. Don’t concentrate or you will accentuate the little me”

“How can we get out of this trap? Encompass what it is and accept what we really are”

“I is I. That is all; nothing else exists”

“Truth is peace. True peace is truth. In true peace the human condition is in true perspective”

Meditation allows the gaps between thoughts to deepen. Within these gaps exists the essence of our being (Deepak Chopra)

“No one else is to blame. (truly) Facing one’s weaknesses and self-responsibility is the one guaranteed solution for starting better life

Realising that you are already complete can have a profound effect on your wellbeing (Everyday Mindfulness)

“Everything ever in existence is now. Every soul on Earth can realise this; the only attribute needed is focus”

“Denying our natural evolution is rejecting self-responsibility – for being here”

“Meditation brings us to the start line. The event? Facing truth. Finish line: realising self”

“Your consciousness is the pattern of thinking you allow yourself to have. It can be changed anytime”

“Pestering thoughts: ‘here’s life.. this is all of it.. but being taken away, by age if nothing else’. We challenge with pseudo-contentments which don’t solve anything. Find LIFE, not lies”

“Don’t use drugs which are devolutionary“ [Ed: meaning future lifetimes would be more uncomfortable than this one – same applies whatever we ‘hide away’ in – can be rectified by changing now]

“It’s a great feeling – being freed from ignorance”

“Seeking is not the solution. We’ve already arrived! Awakening is the solution”

“There is no path ..and there is no journey; everything is now”

The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is (Byron Katie)

“Truth is plain & simple. The mind seals truth in so it can’t come out; a bad master – playing the game of kicking up smokescreens”

“Meditation doesn’t overcome the mind. It helps you to become brave enough to let go”

“When you realise, you realise that you already realised – you were never away from the Self”

Attention. Here and Now. Wake up. Get out of your mind. Be present (Eckhart Tolle)

As soon as you honour the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease (Eckhart Tolle)

The Self is only Being, not being this or that. It is simply Being. (Sri Ramana Maharshi)

“We know wholeness better than our little (made up) self. The mind’s trashy 50,000 thoughts per day are a convincing screen. If it stops, it’s done for – and we are liberated!”

Don’t work so hard at making a living that you forget to make a life (anon)

“Letting go of the ego takes mindfulness and courage”

“Now or on your deathbed, could be nothing counts except the subtle self. Discover!”

It’s so simple to be happy but so difficult to be simple (Gururaj Ananda)

Smiling is mouth yoga – (Thich Nhat Hanh)

“Leave real knowledge until you’re dying and you’ll probably not obtain it”

“Continue the illusion, including theories & beliefs, or see all dimensions, which we are”

The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased… it can only be accepted (Ian Lawton)

“Be careful what you think. You are the sum total of your thoughts; you can cause yourself pain”

“When you meditate, do you really MELT into it? Frustration re shallow or fidgety sittings can be solved by just being, not searching. Melting Into Meditation addresses this”

“To gain from life you have to take something with you!”

“You could be a Beckham, Buffet or any super-rich human, but would you gain anything at life’s end? Only with a distinction in consciousness”

“Discover your subtle self. It’s available NOW – closer to you than your eyelids are to your eyes”

“How can you get in the driving seat if you don’t know where the vehicle is? Realize Self!”

“The mind harangues you all day and night. Simple solution – realize!“

“You could die without knowing why you were here. What a ridiculous proposition!”

“Still the mind: get what you came here for – amazing knowledge. It sits you in the driving seat of life”

“Life does have a purpose. We have to literally decide between acknowledging or ignoring our Self reality”

All of our awareness gets consumed by the thinking mind. Use mindfulness meditation to redress the balance (Anon)

©John Lamb 2015

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