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Consciousness: Quotes from David R. Hawkins' works
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14th-Oct-2008 11:53 pm - Falsehood doesn't actually "exist".
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"No opposite to existence has any possible reality. Only truth has the capacity to exist. ... This is difficult to grasp, but it resolves all issues and errors."

(The Eye of the I, 344)

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12th-Oct-2008 05:05 am - Regret
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"Q: Is there any 'regret'? [for the spiritually aware]
A: Not regret, but there is an awareness that the expectations and wishes of the world often cannot be met."


(The Eye of the I, 264)

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5th-Oct-2008 03:14 am - Spiritual wisdom summarized
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"The core of all the great spiritual teachings and teachers can be surmised in a few simple paragraphs. ...

Choose to be easygoing, benign, forgiving, compassionate, and unconditionally loving towards all life in all its expressions ...

Avoid negativity and the desire for worldliness and its greed for pleasure and possessions. ...

Seek to understand rather than to condemn. Venerate the teachers of these basic principles and ignore all others. Apply these principles to one's view of oneself as well as of others. ..."


(The Eye of the I, 101)

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5th-Oct-2008 03:11 am - Pride and addictions
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"The downside of Pride is arrogance and denial. These characteristics block growth; in Pride, recovery from addictions is impossible because emotional problems or character defects are denied. The whole problem of denial is one of Pride. Thus Pride is a very sizable block to the acquisition of real power, which displaces Pride with true stature and prestige."

(Power vs. Force, 83)

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5th-Oct-2008 03:04 am - More on greed
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"The ego became dominant as the result of its ancient atavistic origin as being essential to primitive survival. To the ego, a want is interpreted as a 'need' and a 'have to have'. Thus, its seeking can become frantic, and all caution can be thrown to the winds.

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Because the problem is internal rather than external, attempts to control compulsive cravings with 'will power' (the ego) rarely succeed, nor does gratification of the endless desire, which only gives temporary relief."


(Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, 129)

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"Constructive desire results in the pleasing fulfillment of chosen options based on their completion in view of the resources of reason, followed by an act of the will, and these in turn affect the overall level of consciousness. Thus, wantingness and desire can be replaced by choice and decision.

The downside of desire is expressed by its compulsory quality, which can lead to constant craving and drivenness."


(Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, 120)


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1st-Oct-2008 06:37 pm - Secret payoffs of the mind
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"One can fall into the temptation of feeling sorry for oneself, or angry, or worried. The secret attraction of all these options is that they offer an inner payoff or a secret satisfaction, which is the source of the attraction of the mind's thoughts.

If these payoffs are refused, it will be discovered that, at all times, behind the thought screen, there is a silent, invisible, thought-free space of joy."


(The Eye of the I, 79)

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1st-Oct-2008 04:07 pm - Acceptance heals
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"Acceptance is the great healer of strife, conflict, and upset. It also corrects major imbalances of perception and precludes the dominance of negative feelings. Everything serves a purpose."

(The Eye of the I, 196)

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29th-Sep-2008 08:20 pm - Happiness from Acceptance
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"An enormous jump -- taking back one's own power -- is completed at this level [Acceptance], with the realization that the source of happiness is within oneself. At this more evolved stage, nothing "out there" has the capacity to make one happy, and love isn't something that's given or taken away by another, but is created from within.

This level is not to be confused with passivity, which is a symptom of apathy. Acceptance allows engagement in life on life's own terms, without trying to make it conform to an agenda."


(Power vs. Force, 87)

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28th-Sep-2008 09:45 pm - Tools for the Journey
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"The spiritual quest is classically likened to a pathway, a journey, or a venture. Unfortunately, the naive seeker often goes unprepared on a difficult journey without the necessary tools. In the ordinary world, we depend on many safety measures. ... Thus, caution comes from wisdom, not from fear. Prudence requires awareness of the pitfalls to be avoided."

(The Eye of the I, 63)

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