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Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Without

"Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, "I love to go and see all the things I am happy without." ~ Jack Kornfield

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Consciousness Connection

"If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religious values, and all other human endeavors would change radically."

~ Dr. Amit Goswami, Theoretical Nuclear Physicist, University of Oregon Institute of Theoretical Science


Monday, August 15, 2011

The Three Most Difficult Things For A Human Being

"They are not physical feats or intellectual achievements. They are, first, returning love for hate; second, including the exclued; third, admitting that you are wrong." ~ From Awareness... the Perils and Opportunities of Reality, by Anthony deMello


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Taking Things As They Come

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." ~ Carl Jung

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Letting Go The Essence of Awakening

"The call to let go is common to most spiritual traditions. Non-attachment, surrender, accepting the present, opening to the guidance of a higher power, relinquishing the ego, forgiveness—they all entail a letting go." ~ Peter Russell

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Be True To Who You Are

“Am I my thoughts, the thoughts that I am thinking? No. Thoughts come and go; I am not my thoughts.
Am I my body? They tell us that millions of cells in our body are changed or are renewed every minute,
so that by the end of seven years we don’t have a single living cell in our body that was there seven years before.
Cells come and go. Cells arise and die. But “I” seems to persist. So am I my body? Evidently not.” ~ Anthony de Mello


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Unhappiness ...

" ... with all the negative thoughts and feelings that it breeds -- is a form of greed; this kind of sorrow is produced by a sleeping mind that sees most moments, whatever their given nature -- as never being enough! " ~ Guy Finley

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