The Presence is here. It is with you. It is always with you, for you cannot escape your Source and the reality of life.The Creator is with you, with the Presence. Come into this Presence. Come into this Power. Take reprieve here. Take comfort here. Find peace and strength here, for this Presence is not threatened by the world and cannot be destroyed… Quiet your mind and listen to the Night Meditation…
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“In stillness and quiet, everything becomes apparent.” — Steps to Knowledge
“When you practice in meditation, you come to give yourself to it, and there is a response because your Teachers come to give themselves and that is the touch. That is where you touch each other. I give to you, you give to me and we share our mutual giving.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community
“You listen for Spirit while you are waiting for the bus. You listen for Spirit while someone is talking to you. You listen for Spirit as you are gazing out the window. You listen for Spirit as you are walking down the street. You listen for Spirit as you clean your house. You listen for Spirit as you are riding in a car. You listen for Spirit as you are sitting in an airplane. The opportunities for practice are almost endless. They represent all the wasted time and wasted opportunities of your life that are mindlessly thrown away by constant stimulation or by fantasy or obsession or endless worry or preoccupation.” — Listening for Knowledge
“In any situation where you can’t practice stillness, practice looking at others and the world without judgement. That is stillness in action.” — Marshall Vian Summers
“If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.” — Osho
“Do not think you can go off and meditate all day every day and find your purpose. You must go into the world and have it brought out of you.” — Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 18: What Is Human Destiny?
“When your mind is very noisy, you practice counting or breathing or listening to your pulse. If your mind is a little unsettled and there is a possibility you may settle down, then we practice with sound. If your mind is settled down, well, you are practicing already.Then we guide your mind to the presence of the Teachers directly. The Teachers are like a reflection from Heaven. They fill your mind full of light. You cannot enter Heaven and still be in the world, but you can experience yourself as an intermediary. Overall, that is the final goal.When Heaven, your Home, has been partially established here, then you will be able to serve in a higher capacity. That does not mean the world looks any better. It simply means that you are carrying your Home within you.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community
“Meditation is listening to the divine within.” — Edgar Cayce
“Silence is the experience of profound relationship, and stillness is the acceptance of profound love.” — Steps to Knowledge
“You have not come here to live a normal life under quiescent circumstances. You have not come here to retire, to go into repose or to live a life of quiet meditation. You have come to serve a world whose needs are immense and pressing and whose time has come for a greater encounter with life beyond its borders.” — Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 11: What is your Preparation For?
“Mind is madness. Only when you go beyond the mind there will be meditation.” — Sadhguru
“While the world is quiet, come into this Presence so that you may be strong and clear when the world is not quiet. In the face of turbulence, difficulty, conflict and activity, you may remember the Presence. In the quiet hours of the night, let your mind be still and be in the Presence. This will give you more rest than sleep. Should you awaken in the night, come to that which is invulnerable.” — The Night Meditation
“Receiving the power and presence of Spirit requires a still and watchful state of mind. Through the course of your day, you have so many opportunities to practice this—time that you spend waiting for something, time that you spend when you first wake in the morning, when you can listen more deeply within yourself before you get up and become busy with the day, time spent in intervals between activities, time which is wasted by fantasy and fearful imagination, by pointless speculation and by simply allowing your mind to wander wherever it may go in its chaotic state.” — Listening for Knowledge
“Fundamentally, spiritual practice is about bringing your surface mind—your social person mind, the mind that has been formed and created by your social conditioning, by your family, and by your experiences in the world—to bring this mind into contact with the power and the presence of Knowledge within yourself.” — The New Message from God
“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” — Eckhart Tolle
“Do not enter meditation with demands and requests. Enter meditation to give yourself to it. It is the temple of the True Spirit within you to which you bring yourself. In your practice periods, then, be present and be still. Allow yourself to bathe in the luxury of emptiness. For the presence of God is first experienced as emptiness because it lacks movement, and then within this emptiness, you begin to feel the Presence that permeates all things and gives all meaning in life.” — Steps to Knowledge
“In the training in Steps to Knowledge, one of the main things you will learn and will have to reinforce over time is the ability to be still. This ability represents a fundamental skill in life. It involves becoming observant, receptive, sensitive, insightful. Here you use your mind rather than be used by it. Here you employ your mind to scan the horizon of your mental and physical environment.” — Living the Way of Knowledge
“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti
“You will be amazed at what taking ten or fifteen minutes a day in silence and inner listening will do for your life, relieving you of stress, allowing your insights to catch up with you, responding to deeper things within yourself. At first, you will need it just to rest, just to recover from the overwhelming stress of the life around you. But beyond this, it begins to open a set of doors within yourself, each revealing something else. If you can practice patiently, not expecting results every day, not expecting miracles, then you begin to build your skills, and you also build your intention, your ability and your confidence. It is like learning anything else of real value.” — The New Message for the Impoverished and the Oppressed
“Give yourself completely into stillness and silence. Give of your heart and give of your mind. Give all that you realize you can give, for this is a gift to the world. Though you cannot as yet see the result, have confidence that this giving will extend beyond your own mind and will touch all minds in the universe, for all minds are truly joined in reality.” — Steps to Knowledge Spiritual Practice
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This practice in listening, and listening for Spirit, is so fundamental to your development and to your success in life. It will make it more difficult for you to make a mistake. It will make it more difficult for you to have an error in your judgment. You will feel restraint when you are about to make a wrong decision or say something that should not be said. You will begin to read the signs of your own mind and body, which are telling you that something is amiss or that you are about to make a very hazardous and unfortunate decision. Not doing these things is robbing you of the experience of confirmation within yourself when you are about to make a valuable decision… Read the rest of Listening for Knowledge and begin your journey Home.