This page contains a collection of my favorite, memorable quotes from people, and books!
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The philosopher Descartes believed that he had found the most fundamental truth when he made his famous statement: “I think, therefore I am.” He had, in fact, given expression to the most basic error: to equate thinking with Being and identity with thinking. (page 15)
The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. (page 17)
This is because the voice belongs to your conditioned mind, which is the result of all your past history as well as of the collective cultural mind-set you inherited. (page 18)
create a gap of no-mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation. (page 20)
To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. (page 22)
The more you are identified with your thinking, your likes and dislikes, judgments and interpretations, which is to say the less present you are as the watching consciousness, the stronger the emotional energy charge will be, whether you are aware of it or not. (page 25)