Daily Dose for the Soul

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The unmanifested is not separate from the manifested. It pervades this world, but it is so well disguised that almost everybody misses it completely. If you know where to look, you’ll find it everywhere. A portal opens up every moment.

Do you hear that dog barking in the distance? Or that car passing by? Listen carefully. Can you feel the presence of the Unmanifested in that? You can’t? Look for it in the silence out of which the sounds come and into which they return. Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence; the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up.

Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, every word. The Unmanifested is present in this world as silence. All you have to do is pay attention to it. Even during a conversation, become conscious of the gaps between words, the brief silent intervals between sentences. As you do that, the dimensions of stillness grows within you. You cannot pay attention to silence without simultaneously becoming still within. Silence without, stillness within. You have entered the Unmanifested.

Reference : The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle.

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  1. AP2 says:

    Everything is defined by its opposite! Beautiful πŸ™

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    1. GS says:

      Unity of Opposites > Ancient Philosophy > Anaximander posited that every element was an opposite, or connected to an opposite (water is cold, fire is hot). Thus, the material world was composed by some indefinite, boundless apeiron from which arose the elements (earth, air, fire, water) and pairs of opposites (hot/cold, wet/dry).

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      1. AP2 says:

        ohh I like this! Thanks for sharing. I’m fascinated by the idea that nothing exists without its opposite. That we are all both separate from one another and inescapably connected. It cannot be any other way. The same way love cannot exist without hate – thats a difficult one for people to get their head round. We are defined by what is opposite. I’ll be sure to look up Anaximander. Peace to you πŸ™

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      2. GS says:

        Anaximander, was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus, a city of Ionia. He belonged to the Milesian school and learned the teachings of his master Thales. He succeeded Thales and became the second master of that school where he counted Anaximenes and, arguably, Pythagoras amongst his pupils. Hope you like his quotes and teachings.

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  2. Beautiful post 🌼

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Taruna. We get so lost in the chaos that we forget the calmness within and surrounding us.

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      1. Couldn’t agree more 🌼

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  3. Christina says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. Balance. πŸ™

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    1. GS says:

      Balance is important in every aspect of our lives – our health, our relationships, our diet the list goes on. It’s also an essential part of any successful weight loss plan. Your healthy actions need to fit seamlessly into your life and not be an added cause of stress!

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