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There’s a new movie out The Wisdom of Trauma which I’d recommend for anyone who has ever experienced a life trauma.  Here’s a quote from the movie at the 2:45 min mark:

And I’m very passionate about it (trauma) for a simple reason:  because in 30 years or more of medical practice and of addiction medicine, what I found was that the common template for virtually all afflictions, mental illness, physical disease is in fact trauma.   And there is a wisdom in trauma when we realize that our traumatic responses and imprints are not ourselves and that we can work them through and thus become ourselves. – Dr. Gabor Maté

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quotes from the movie Rays of the Absolute (the Legacy of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

  • I am not a woman, I am not a man, neither a saint nor a god.  I am not the body, I am not the mind.  I am not a person of any kind, neither the self nor the soul but much much deeper than the black hole.  I am nothing.  I am nothing, but I am everything.  Because everything is nothing and nothing is everything.  at 1:08:54
  • Everything happens.  Doer is imaginary.  1:09:51
  • I am like this, I am like that.  If you forget your “me” then you are in heaven.  If you remember me, that is hell.  at 1:10:20
  • There is no command.  Only understand yourself and be free.  That’s the only important thing.  And then things happen.  There is no doer.  When the doer dissolves, what happens is happening only.  So there is no question of doing anything.  at 1:19:00
  • But it is our ignorance about our self that we think that we are the doers.  We don’t know what we are exactly.  So we think that we are doing the things like that.  at 1:19:15

… this sense that there’s no reason to fear death because everything dies right into You
but the You never dies
never and it’s never born
yes everything is born in You but the You isn’t born. 
Everything exists in You but You don’t exist and everything dies in You but You don’t die
yeah yeah just there as awareness …

The quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits. With the same habits, you will end up with the same results. But with better habits, anything is possible. – James Clear

Many people think that they experience life by thinking thoughts.  That is not true.  Thoughts are experienced like color, sounds and sensations. – Unknown wise one from Germany