Perceptual reality is different for different species. In certain species it is a mode of observation, so what we call scientific fact is actually not ultimate truth, it is perceptual experience, and it's a mode of observation.
Karma, memory, and desire are just the software of the soul. It's conditioning that the soul undergoes in order to create experience. And it's a cycle. In most people, the cycle is a conditioned response. They do the same things over and over again.
People think meditation is a huge undertaking. Don't think of it like that.
Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.
The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.
We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.
No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious.
Self-awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that.
Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.
There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm.
Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.
Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.
I, of course, meditate for two hours every morning. It's part of my schedule; I wake up at 4 a.m. every day and I love it.
Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all.
We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life.
When resources become skimpy, human beings don't suddenly cooperate to conserve what's left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one's nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective -- people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people's attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being.
In a person's career, well, if you're process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you're more likely to be success. I often say 'pursue excellence, ignore success.' Success is a by-product of excellence.
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.
What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I'm speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I'm doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.
But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.
Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.
So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that's just silly.
Victims always feel alone and helpless.
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
We have to really educate ourselves in a way about who we are, what our real identity is.
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.
A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.
Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they're all a projection of you.
If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.