Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Monday, September 30, 2013

As long as the ego runs your life, most of your thoughts, emotions, and actions arise from desire and fear. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stop trying to have someone else’s experience.

"... compare is despair, 100%. Don’t get all psycho about what other people are doing." - Alice Lane

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Our real home is within each of us and follows us wherever we go.
 Anita Moorjani

Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • Truth is what remains when falseness falls away
  • Reality is what remains when imagination falls away
  • Love is what remains when fear falls away
  • Peace is what remains when struggle falls away
- James Waite

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love:  let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. - Khalil Gibran

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin

Sunday, September 22, 2013

"The enlightened is one whose nervous system can no longer be swept away by the chemical storm inside." - Igor Kufayev

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Before you speak, think:  Is it necessary?  Is it true?  Is it kind?  Will it hurt anyone?  Will it improve on the silence?   - Sai Baba

Friday, September 20, 2013

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

What will you miss when you move?

"Our neighbors. We have the world’s slowest elevator, so we chat a lot with them!  There’s a woman on the third floor who pinches Alex's cheek, and the woman who lives above us teaches voice lessons, so we can always hear people singing."   

Abbey Nova, NYC apartment dweller

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.  - Dalai Lama

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. - Mahatma Gandhi


We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. - Zhuangzi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Gandhi

Monday, September 16, 2013

Organized Religion

I think organized religion is obsolete; they are divisive, quarrelsome, idiotic. - Deepak Chopra

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.  The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. ~ Pierre de Coubertin

Saturday, September 14, 2013

If a man doesn’t know what it means to be under psychic hypnosis it is because he is under it.
When told that man lives in delusion everyone thinks of himself as the exception, hence his delusion. - Vernon Howard

Friday, September 13, 2013

As incredible as it sounds, an unhappy man does not realize that happiness is better than unhappiness. Knowing only his own concealed anguish, he worships it, which is the same as self-worship. - Vernon Howard

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 “Life is not meant to be a series of to-do lists punctuated by eating and sleeping.” 
Anne Sermons Gillis

Just Happy To Be Here!

Monday, September 9, 2013

"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more." ~Thich Nhat Hanh


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Five causes of suffering:

- not knowing true identity
- attachment to that which is impermanent
- being afraid of that which is impermanent
- identifying with ego
- fear of death

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Something unknown is doing we don't know what. - Sir Arthur Eddington, comment on the Uncertainty Principle in quantum physics, 1927

Friday, September 6, 2013

“The main thing is just to try to be nice...

... 'Nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown—you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.' "  — British writer Caitlin Moran in her hilarious, wonderful letter to her daughter

Thursday, September 5, 2013

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Einstein's Wisdom on the end of life...

"I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."   

- Albert Einstein, at age of 76, his words to his physician the night before he died.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Power of One

"The sea is but many drops of water coming together .. everyone has the power of one ... just do something."

Tom Shadyac

Monday, September 2, 2013

“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.” 

― Howard Zinn

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nothing in nature takes more than it needs ...

"Indigenous humans knew that the accumulation of property beyond one's needs was a mental illness." 

-  Man's Rise to Civilization, Peter Farb

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