To Suffer Or Not Is A Choice

My typical Saturday evening ends up at the Boulder Bookstore, one of those really nice and comfortable hometown book stores full of endless new and used books that I want to read.  My wife and I enjoy seeing what the latest new books are and what ones have made it to the used section of the store. 

Saturday night a book kept on drawing me back to it and finally I opened it up.  The words seem to talk directly to me, almost as if the consciousness I have been exploring was clearly spelled out between the covers of this book called The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.  Thank you Michael Singer for entering into my consciousness and putting clarity it into my exploration. 

Here are some of the clear and enlightened gems that show up in this book: 

There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the mind – you are the one who hears it.  (Most of the time we actual think our thoughts are who we are and we rarely if ever step back and just observe)

Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find peace and contentment is to stop thinking about yourself.  (The ego-mind is fascinated by its inner dialogue and is unable to be in the now and quiet)

The great mystery begins once you take the deep seat within.  (If we are willing to go into our silence, we discover we are infinite in possibilities)

Your heart is one of the masterpieces of creation . . .  It has the potential to create vibrations and harmonies that are far beyond the beauty of piano’s, strings or flutes.  (Think of the early moments of a new love or the endless moments of love for the divine)

The prerequisite to true freedom is to decide that you don’t want to suffer anymore.  (Yes it is a choice and you can make that decision now by becoming mindful)

Now I get to explore this book at greater depth and as I understand and expand I will share my insights with you.  Have a good week and I will be back soon to share more.