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  • This embodied existence is an exquisite subtle collaboration of an
    4 days ago by mindfulrob This embodied existence is an exquisite subtle collaboration of an incredible complexity of factors. Our body demonstrates to us the absence of simplicity in our existence. That is to say manifestation is always complex and interactive. So rather than trying to sort our lives out we have to look at what is the ground or the basis of this experience. That is awareness. Why is it that we don't encounter this awareness in our daily life given that we are intelligent educated people with lots and lots of resources. From the Buddhist point of view that's because we are truly
  • Dharma should not be held very lightly It is a
    7 days ago by mindfulrob Dharma should not be held very lightly. It is a like a little wild bird that chooses to sit in the palm of your hand. We don't want to move too much, it is not for us to interfere with it. If a butterfly comes and lands on your shoulder you just gaze very gently at it. You feel how lovely it is and then it goes. In a similar way we are participating in this river of dharma, this river of understanding, which has been flowing for a very long time and it will never be ours if we
  • This moment can never be boring Boring is a concept
    4 days ago by mindfulrob This moment can never be boring. Boring is a concept. Boring is a construct. Boring is desire. Because we do not see the world but rather we think the world we think the world as boring. Not realising the difference between the unique freshness of momentary reality and the stale conceptual fabrication of our mind we lose contact with ever-present nature of reality. So certain of the qualities we attribute to a qualityless transient energetic formation we live in a zombie like fantasy. Always hoping that things will improve. This illusion is endless until we get bored of it  #dharma 
  • As we open our mind everything around us opens Do
    6 days ago by mindfulrob As we open our mind everything around us opens. Do you see the simplicity  #dharma   #dzogchen   #openyourmind  # #allismind   #simplicity   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • Anyone at any given moment can let go of all
    4 days ago by mindfulrob Anyone at any given moment can let go of all that they cling to. All of our suffering. All our accumulations and fabrications can simply vanish and we can start again. We can forgive. We can forget. We can accept without regret. Each of us has this ability. It is not exclusive. Although it may appear as elusive. The reason we don't is we still believe that everything occurs out there. We constantly try to manipulate out there. But if we can only accept that there is no out there. That everything is mind. That everything is empty of inherent
  • The Dzogchen yogins vision is free of all mental activity
    5 days ago by mindfulrob The Dzogchen yogin's vision is free of all mental activity. When the mind is silent, when imagination, intellect, and all thoughtforms are still, the vision of indeterminable space arises, empty space full of lightform Keith Dowman  #dharma   #dzogchen   #emptyspacefulloflightform   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • Openness has no limit Relax Relax Relax dharma dzogchen relax
    2 days ago by mindfulrob Openness has no limit. Relax. Relax. Relax  #dharma   #dzogchen   #relax   #relax   #relax   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • As we practice we begin to relax As we relax
    5 days ago by mindfulrob As we practice we begin to relax. As we relax we begin to realise we are not powerlessly at the mercy of thoughts that may arise but rather thoughts are powerless without our attention and focus. This is a wonderful and monumental life changing revelation  #dharma   #dzogchen   #relaxedawareness   #wearenotpowerless   #allthingsareselfliberating   #impermanence   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • We are anxious because we are uncertain of what will
    14 hours ago by mindfulrob We are anxious because we are uncertain of what will be. We appear therefore to have two choices; we can desperately try to manipulate circumstance in our favour despite all the evidence that this is yet to work or we can embrace uncertainty. One of these choices is more simple than the other  #dharma   #dzogchen   #anxiety   #relax   #manipulation   #embraceuncertainty   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • Settling into this awareness which is the heart of the
    5 days ago by mindfulrob Settling into this awareness which is the heart of the practice means one can be with the world as it is. Which means you can give up your full time occupation as universal dictator. You don't have to struggle and strive for life to be on your terms and make sure everything works out right. Because you start to develop the sense that what feels right for you is just a momentary positioning. It has no more truth than an opinion James Low  #dharma   #dzogchen   #naturalawarenes   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • Of all the many lies we tell the story of
    1 week ago by mindfulrob Of all the many lies we tell the story of the self is the greatest. And no matter how many times we tell it, no matter how we embellish It, it never becomes true. Why you ask? Because there is no one to tell it to  #dharma   #dzogchen   #thegreatestlie   #justastory   #emptiness   #noself   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk 
  • Our openness is space The space for all things to
    5 days ago by mindfulrob Our openness is space. The space for all things to flow. The space for all things to come and all things to go. Just for a moment we share, we exchange, we emerge and then it is gone. A unique expression of the infinite. There is no sadness in this movement but rather the unique privilege to be together even for the briefest of moments. All is passing. All is the great perfection. So let's give it the love and compassion it deserves  #dharma   #dzogchen   #thegreatperfection   #openness   #compassion   #meditation   #mindfulness   #yoga   #thevalleyretreat   #truro   #cornwall   #lovecornwalluk