Featured post: The Art of Happiness
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You don’t have to die to go to heaven. You can experience heaven on earth wherever you are. Heaven is a state of being.
Within you is a world that few people know about and even fewer have experienced. This is the radiant world of bliss. This beautiful world, for most people, has been obscured by the clouds of ignorance and past conditioning that tells us that we are not good enough; that we should be smarter, richer, happier, and more enlightened.
Heaven is here and now, but many don’t realize this because of their past conditioning that has taught them that heaven is to be found sometime in the future, after they have become enlightened or in their next lifetime.
Nirvana is not a mythical state of perfection to be achieved sometime in the future. Nirvana is life right here and now in all of life’s messiness. It’s a way of living in the world without getting too caught up in it.
This is it! This is the good life. This is as good as it gets. It doesn’t get any better than this. The Kingdom of Heaven is right here and now. You are living in it. You don’t have to go anywhere to find it. You have already arrived.
Wake up and see the light
The great masters speak to us of waking up from our dreams of ignorance into the light and love of the spiritual dimension.
The Upanishads tell us that this light is everywhere, shining forth from everything, vaster than the vast, subtler than the most subtle, unreachable, yet nearer than our breath. We cannot see, hear, or taste it; only in deep silence and absorption can we merge into it. As soon as we find it, we are free; we have found our self. We return to our radiant intimate source.
You already have everything that you have been looking for. You are already an enlightened being of love and light, and you are already living in heaven on earth. You don’t have to think, seek or do anything. You only have to improve your awareness of what’s already there.
What would happen if you decided that everything in your life was perfect just the way it is, that you didn’t t have to make any improvements, that you were just going to allow things to be the way they are? breakthrough? Nirvana? Bliss? Wouldn’t you like to find out? One small shift is all it takes.
Wake up and realize that you are already living in heaven on earth right now. You don’t have to do anything to get there. All this seeking and doing has only been taking you further away from it.
You cannot find it because it’s who you already are; it’s hidden in plain sight. Seeking only takes you further away from it.
Seek and you will lose it.
Don’t seek and you will find it.
Stop, and it is here.
Run after it and it is nowhere to be found.
Bloom where you are.
– Inspired Hui-Hai (720-814)
Everything bright and beautiful in your life is there to remind you that you are already living in the promised land.
Experiencing the blissfulness of your true nature is not as difficult as it seems. It will naturally arise by itself, if you let it. Can you feel the warm summer breeze? Can you hear the birds sing their glad songs? Can you feel your breath? Can you feel the warm loving presence that dwells within? These are all portals into the world of bliss.
Heaven is closer than you think
There is no need to search for God. What you seek is already within you. You only need to improve your knowing of what’s already there.
To find paradise, you must turn your attention to the world that exists within. This is a world of bliss that most people overlook
You are already fulfilled just the way you are. Blissfulness is your natural state of being. You only need to stop believing the lies that tell you that something is missing from your life. Get out of your own way and let yourself be.
Heaven is closer than you think.
Let go of thinking and you will find it there.
Where your mind and the senses seek in vain to reach God, you will find Him in your loving heart. It’s all very simple, don’t think too much.
The great prophets, masters and sages throughout the ages have provided glimpses of how we may be able to tune into this beautiful world, but in the end, it is something that we have to realize by ourselves.
Self-realization is about cultivating a new attitude towards life. It is about slowing down, coming back to your breath and returning to the present moment. It’s about feeling the warm loving presence in your heart and carrying it with you as you move throughout your busy day
To sense God’s loving presence in the background while going about your daily activities is to live in heaven on earth.
We are designed for greatness! We are put on earth to shine our light out into the world. We are born to manifest heaven on earth. We do this by allowing our inner goodness to rise up to the surface and reflecting it back out into this world in whatever way is most meaningful to us.
Life is heavenly, life is wonderful, and life is magical; however, life is also brief. We have to claim our rightful spot in heaven now or not claim it at all. No matter what the circumstances are in your life, let nothing take you away from loving and enjoying each and every precious moment; for there is no guarantee that tomorrow will come for you.
Love is our instant paradise
This world is but a dream, but heaven is real. It lives within your loving heart. Every place is the perfect place when you have love in your heart.
There is no competition in heaven. You cannot compete your way to the top. You can only love your way into paradise.
Heaven is not a place. It’s a feeling that God is present. Heaven is the blissfulness of being one with God. Awaken each day to the warm, loving presence of God. Walk with God, talk with God, and enjoy one blissful moment after the other.
Stay awake to the warm, loving presence that is within you and all around you. The degree that you are aware of God is the degree that you experience heaven on earth.
The way is very simple. Meditate on the warm, loving feeling in your heart and watch it grow. Then, carry it with you wherever you go.
To be centered, here and now
Remind yourself often, throughout your busy day, “This is heaven on earth! I am living in it.”
You already have within you everything that you have been seeking. If you need love, well up the love from within your heart; if you desire happiness, bring happiness back into your awareness; to return home to paradise, simply remember God’s love that is burning brightly within and bring it back into your awareness.
Give yourself infusions of love throughout the day, as needed, to maintain your overall joy and well-being.
Bloom where you are
The way is not necessarily about following any religion or believing in any doctrine. It is about tuning into your own golden radiance.
Life is not a means to an end. Every moment is the destination. Nothing came before and nothing comes after. This is where we find enlightenment. This is where we find God.
You already have everything you have been searching for. You are already enlightened, and you are already living in heaven on earth. You don’t have to think, seek or do anything. Just look within and see what’s already there.
Heaven is your remembrance of God and hell is your forgetfulness of God. You are miserable to the extent that you are forgetful of God. Stay awake to the loving presence of God and shine like the sun.
Don’t go chasing after anything in this world. The world is full of illusions that will try to draw you in and ensnare you. Don’t fall for it. The more you search for it, the farther away from it you get. The real treasure lies within.
To be grateful for every breath, for being alive and aware; that is to live in heaven on earth.
Get blissfully drunk on life. Extract the most living out of every moment while it lasts.
Tips for making your life more heavenly
- Slow down, breathe deeply, and relax – This brings you back to the present moment; the only place that you can really enjoy life.
- Be thankful for what you have – Instead of dwelling on what you don’t have.
- Pay attention to the warm, loving presence in your heart as you move throughout the day.
- Appreciate the small things in life – They are bigger than you think.
- Do what you love to do – That is the reason you are here. We are most truly alive when we are spreading love in whatever way is most meaningful to us.
The following inspirations will help remind you that heaven dwells within
“Walk with your feet on earth,
but your heart in heaven.”
– Don Bosco (1815-1888)
“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”
– Hafez (1315-1390)
Who says life isn’t heavenly?
The birds sing their glad songs.
A gentle breeze rustles in the leaves.
The wildflowers bloom in all their glory.
All the while, the light shines brightly within.
– Inspired by Jakushitsu (1290-1367)
“Truly, is anything missing right now?
Nirvana is right here, before your eyes.”
– Zen Master Hakuin (1685-1768)
My friend, what you call “heaven” belongs to the time before death.
– Inspired by Kabir
“All the way to heaven is heaven.”
– Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
“Heaven means to be one with God.”
– Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)
“If you must be mad, be it not for things of the world.
Be mad with the love of God.”
– Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886)
This is the beginning of all gospels,
that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand
just where you are.
– Paraphrasing Osgood Grover (c. 1916)
“Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.”
– Voltaire (1694-1778)
Paradise is at your own center; unless you find it there,
there is not the slightest chance that you may enter.
– Inspired by Angelus Silesius (1624-1677)
“The secret? Live, laugh, love … Yay!”
– Author unknown
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.”
– Epictetus (50-135)
“Stopping of becoming is nirvana.”
– Buddha (563-480 BC)
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.”
– St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622)
“The man with no inner life
is a slave to his surroundings.”
– Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
“What if you slept.
And what if in your sleep, you dreamed.
And what if in your dream you went to heaven.
And there you plucked a strange and beautiful flower;
And what if when you awoke you had that flower in your hand?
Oh, what then?”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
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The Art of Happiness
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Below is the complete list of posts
Basking in the Heavenly Sunshine – 12/1/2018
Waking Up in Paradise – 12/8/2018
Walking the Path of Heaven on Earth – 12/14/2018
Feeling the Loving Presence of God – 12/22/2018
Let Your Love Shine – 12/29/2018
Transforming Suffering With Love – 1/3/2019
Spirit Speaks – 1/12/2019
Living in the Moment – 1/19/2019
Meditating On The Point of Goodness Within – 1/27/2019
Prayers of Love – 2/3/2019
Burning It All In The Furnace Of The Heart – 2/10/2019
Affirmations to Lift You Higher – 2/16/2019
Mantras for a Quick Pick-Me-Up – 2/23/2019
Living in Gratitude – 3/3/2019
Practicing Patience – 3/10/2019
The Sands of Time – 3/16/2019
Living Your Life’s Purpose – 3/24/2019
Living the American Dream – 4/20/2019
The Power of Suggestions – 5/19/2019
Remembering Your Oneness – 6/21/2019
Mindful Moment, Blissful Moment – 7/18/2019
Who Says Life is Not Heavenly – 8/20/2019
The Battleground of the Heart – 9/19/2019
Savoring The Sweetness of Solitude – 10/18/2019
Cats Make the Best Zen Masters – 11/18/2019
The 5 Keys to Blissful Driving – 12/22/2019
The Breath of Life – 1/22/2020
Practicing the Fine Art of Doing Nothing – 2/26/2020
Finding the Silver Lining in COVID – 3/28/2020
Creating New Worlds All the Time – 4/28/2020
Turn it all Around – 6/1/2020
The Art of Happiness – 11/28/2020
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