Responsibility of Loving Yourself
Don’t focus on how other people treat you. Focus on how you treat yourself.
If you are in an abusive relationship, for example, don’t focus on the abuser’s behavior. Look instead at your own.
Ask yourself if deciding to be with an abusive person is a nice way to treat yourself.
Be responsible for loving and taking care of yourself. Don’t try to give this responsibility to anyone else.
Tell yourself “I am responsible for loving myself.
If I don’t love myself, no one else will.“
If you are one-pointed in this practice, you will stop betraying yourself.
If the mind becomes still, one may live peacefully anywhere.
What exists in truth is the Self alone. The world, the individual soul, and God are appearances in it like silver in mother pearl.
These three appear simultaneously, and disappear together. The Self is that where there is absolutely no “I” thought. That is called Silence. The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is “I”; the Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self.
He who gives himself up to the Self that is God is the most excellent devotee. Giving one-self up to God, means constantly remembering the Self. Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them all.
Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry ourselves with thoughts as to what should be done?
We know that the train carries all loads, so after getting on it why should we carry our small luggage on our head to our discomfort, instead of putting it down in the train and feeling at ease?
Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.
Unconditional Love for the Divine
Human love often seeks love outside of themselves because they feel they are lacking that love within themselves; this ultimately leaves a void of emptiness within. Divine Love cannot be realized this way. Conditions are temporary and change. If love is based on human conditions then it is subject to change and is often temporary.
Love does not need anything outside of itself to sustain itself. Love comes from Source that is within yourself and you have access to this Source Love at any moment because it transcends time and space.
When unconditional love is the foundation of a relationship then it seeks to grow and remain in balance and harmony. It can be likened to the root of the tree. In relationships where Divine or spiritual love is present, people seek to become one by growing into the tree together. A solid root of unconditional love enables it to blossom.
If we have truly awakened to Divine and Unconditional love then we consciously understand the deeper meaning, and we realize that that everything and everyone in our external reality is merely an energetic reflection of our inner world and reality. We attract that which we are, what we think about and what we feel.
All is energy.
Before true knowledge reveals itself,
ignorance needs to be fully swept aside.
Wisdom will not reveal itself while there is investment in the unreal, for that portion of energy will continue creating divisions and distractions.
Vajrayogini, 'Diamond Female Yogi'
The Queen of Dakinis, shown to drink blood which represents the ability to transmute and transform negative actions into positive: anger into clarity, ignorance into wisdom.
She is a Highest Yoga Tantra Yidam, and her practice includes methods for preventing ordinary death, intermediate state and rebirth, and for transforming all mundane daily experiences into higher spiritual paths.
She wears skulls because she dances with death and transformation as naturally as the crone, the goddess embracing the power of the sacred feminine.
Manifestation of Divinity Within
You have to see and meet God in this lifetime. Don’t let this life go by and miss discovering the Supreme One. You will find him inside as your constant being.
“Pray: Holy mother, holy father, holy spirit,
don’t give me the illusion that even one second belongs to me.
All is you. I, also, am you and yours.”
For only like this does your life stand the chance to be miraculous.
Remaining as awareness, delusions fall away and mind returns to its natural abode, the Heart.
Do not fight any tendency. Simply stay as the detached witness who is ever present and without name or form. It has no story. It is what it is.
You are the witness of both doubt and noise. They happen in you, not to you. You forever remain the immaculate Self.
Lord Shiva meditating on the cosmos, IS the cosmic man,
meditating on Peace, IS peace,
meditating on welfare,IS welfare.
meditating on God, IS God!