DAVID R. HAWKINS
The American David Ramon Hawkins (1927-2012) was a prominent psychiatrist, writer, researcher on consciousness, lecturer spiritual and mystical.
From his legacy, we could highlight his more than a dozen books, including the bestseller ‘Power Vs. Force’, translated into over 17 languages, ‘Healing and Recovery’ or ‘Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway of Enlightment’. He revolutionized the field of psychiatry with his book ‘Orthomolecular Psychiatry’, co-written along with Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, he also actively worked as a teacher and as a lecturer at the most prestigious universities, besides being a consultant in Catholic, Buddhist and Protestant monasteries.
His vision earned him recognition as the Huxley Award, the award of Knight of the Sovereign Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, or being nominated for the Templeton Prize.
We can understand his thinking better through some of his quotes:
The great value of knowing how to give ourselves in is that each and every one of the feelings can be quit anytime and anywhere instantly, and it can be done continuously and effortlessly.
If we look at human life, we see that it is essentially a long struggle to escape from what we have made with our inner fears and expectations that have been projected onto the world.
When we give up or turn away a sensation or feeling, we’re releasing off all the associated thoughts.
Transcending the limitations of the ego requires intention, integrity of purpose and resolution (in addition to grace: the help of an advanced teacher and positive karma). The journey usually begins apparently accidentally or as a result of curiosity. Then, interest and ultimately participation are added, followed by commitment and the discovery of unexpected rewards.
Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.
We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.
With humility comes the willingness to stop trying to control or change other people or life situations or events ostensibly ‘for their own good’. To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire to be ‘right’ or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification because its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.
The more we give love, the greater our capacity to do so.
I just realized that I don’t have to have an opinion about everything –What a relief!
The person who suffers from inner poverty is relentlessly driven to accumulate on the material level.
Greatness is the courage to overcome obstacles.
I wish you a happy week,
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