The Headless Way
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pioneered by Douglas Harding
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Owning The World

Do not your inclinations tell you that the world is yours?  Traherne

When you have caught the Supreme Moment, you suddenly come to know Who you really are. At that instant, when you have found your Self, the whole universe will have become yours.  Ananda Mayi Ma

To lose all is to gain all.  Ananda Mayi Ma

At that instant, when you have found your Self, the whole universe will have become yours. Who are the truly wealthy? Those who are possessed of the Supreme Treasure - they alone are really rich and live in abundance.  Ananda Mayi Ma

I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  Jesus

The whole great Earth is nothing but you.  Hsueh-feng

If the soul would but stay within, she would have everything.  Meister Eckhart

The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting. The dust and stones of the street were as precious as gold. The gates at first were the end of the world. The green trees, when I saw them first through one of the gates, transported and ravished me; their sweetness and unusual beauty made my heart to leap, and almost mad with ecstasy, they were such strange and wonderful things. The Men! O what venerable and reverend creatures did the aged seem! Immortal Cherubim! And young men glittering and sparkling angels and maids strange seraphic pieces of life and beauty! Boys and girls tumbling in the street, and playing, were moving jewels. I knew not that they were born or should die. But all things abided eternally as they were in their proper places. Eternity was manifested in the light of day, and something infinite behind everything appeared; which talked with my expectation and moved my desire. The city seemed to stand in Eden, or to be built in Heaven. The streets were mine, the temple was mine, the people were mine, their clothes and gold and silver were mine, as much as their sparkling eyes, fair skins and ruddy faces. The skies were mine, and so were the sun and moon and stars, and all the world was mine; and I the only spectator and enjoyer of it. And so it was that with much ado I was corrupted and made to learn the dirty devices of the world. Which now I unlearn, and become as it were a little child again, that I may enter into the Kingdom of God.  Traherne

You never enjoy the world aright till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars; and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world.  Traherne

We call the holding in the hand, or the house, or the pocket, having; but things so held cannot really be had.  George Macdonald

Observe again how empty this country is, how there's no-thing at all where you are, nothing to keep things out with; and how nevertheless this emptiness is its filling, how this Space is truly enriched with all its contents. This alone is true ownership. In Heaven you incorporate the universe, precisely because you are incorporeal.  D.E. Harding

This, his being nothing, is the only way to be all things; this, his having nothing, the truest way of possessing all things.  John Smith the Platonist

If you abandon all restraint, carry your wishes to their furthest limits, open your heart boundlessly, there is not a single moment when you will not be shown everything you could possibly wish for. The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams.  Jean Pierre de Caussade

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