"When I say ‘Meditate on the Self’,
I am asking you to be the Self, not think about it.
Be aware of what remains when thoughts stop.
Be aware of the consciousness that is the origin of all your thoughts.
Be that consciousness."
"To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is simply not to allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. If you are firmly grounded in the present moment, the past can be an object of inquiry, the object of your mindfulness and concentration. You can attain many insights by looking into the past. But you are still grounded in the present moment."
"Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide."
"Once you are in it [true awareness], you will find that you love what you see, whatever may be its nature. This choiceless love is the touchstone of awareness."
"What is going on is a projection of your mind. A weak mind cannot control its own projections. Be aware, therefore, of your mind and its projections. You cannot control what you do not know. On the other hand, knowledge gives power. In practice it is very simple. To control yourself, know yourself."
"The mind cannot intimidate the pure Self. It can only intimidate the idea we have of who we are."
"It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control."
"Know yourself as Nothing. Feel yourself as Everything."
"You want to know my name? —a hill, a tree. An empty drifting boat."
"Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness."
"When you see your own essence, when you have that direct experience, you will see that every plant and animal is your own Self. They will all start to speak to you. This is the formless Self in the Heart of all beings."
"Leave your front door and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t serve them tea."
"And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?"
"We must learn to question everything over and over again . Our minds are so constrained by our current conception of reality, but we do not have to be.
The miracle of Radical Inclusivity is the recognition that we already exist beyond where our minds can go. There is nowhere to go because I am already there. If reality is truly continuous, then there is nowhere that I am not already because there could never be a hard line that separated me from everything else. I am not bound by my body or my mind. The edge of my skin is not the end of my being.
The limits of my understanding are not the limits of my consciousness."
Jeff Carreira, Radical Inclusivity: Expanding Our Minds Beyond Dualistic Thinking
"As soon as you believe that a label you’ve put on yourself is true, you’ve limited something that is literally limitless, you’ve limited who you are into nothing but a thought."