Total Abandonment

Perhaps you have never experienced that state of mind in which there is total abandonment of everything, a complete letting go. And you cannot abandon everything without deep passion, can you? You cannot abandon everything intellectually or emotionally. There is total abandonment, surely, only when there is intense passion. Don’t be alarmed by that word, because a man who is not passionate, who is not intense, can never understand or feel the quality of beauty. The mind that holds something in reserve, the mind that has a vested interest, the mind that clings to position, power, prestige, the mind that is respectable, which is a horror—such a mind can never abandon itself.

Clear the decks.

Less is more.

Surrender to win.

Keep it simple.

Let go and Let God.

Peace is in the moment.

This too shall pass.

My ego is continually trying to rebuild.

Lovingkindness.

No self.

Deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there.

Clean house, trust God, help others.

Be still and know God.

Nature as the dwelling place of God.

The infinite is revealed when the mind is quiet.

Awe, solace and self discovery.

Clear the decks.

Face the Fact and See What Happens

“We have all had the experience of tremendous loneliness, where books, religion, everything is gone and we are tremendously, inwardly, lonely, empty. Most of us can’t face that emptiness, that loneliness, and we run away from it. Dependence is one of the things we run to, depend on, because we can’t stand being alone with ourselves. We must have the radio or books or talking, incessant chatter about this and that, about art and culture. So we come to that point when we know there is this extraordinary sense of self-isolation. We may have a very good job, work furiously, write books, but inwardly there is this tremendous vacuum. We want to fill that and dependence is one of the ways. We use dependence, amusement, church work, religions, drink, women, a dozen things to fill it up, cover it up. If we see that it is absolutely futile to try to cover it up, completely futile—not verbally, not with conviction and therefore agreement and determination—but if we see the total absurdity of it … then we are faced with a fact. It is not a question of how to be free from dependence; that’s not a fact; that’s only a reaction to a fact…. Why don’t I face the fact and see what happens? The problem now arises of the observer and the observed. The observer says, “I am empty; I don’t like it,” and runs away from it. The observer says, “I am different from the emptiness.” But the observer is the emptiness; it is not emptiness seen by an observer. The observer is the observed. There is a tremendous revolution in thinking, in feeling, when that takes place.”

Quoted from “The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti” by J. Krishnamurti

Serendipitous

= lucky, chance, fortuitous, unexpected, random, casual, accidental, spontaneous, unforeseen, unintentional, coincidental, unanticipated, inadvertent, unforeseeable, unlooked-for

Surrender to the Universe and allow things to happen.

The Great Spirit Prayer

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world.
Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. 
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. 
Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice. 
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. 
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. 
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. 
Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. 
Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. 
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy, Myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.