Category Archives: Quotable

Thich Nhat Hanh

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We spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. To be alive and walk on the Earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were some better place to get to. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Dudjom Rinpoche

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Nature of Mind

The Nature of Mind No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does no make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent – Dudjom Rinpoche

Plotinus

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The stars are like letters that inscribe themselves at every moment in the sky. Everything in the world is full of signs. All events are coordinated. All things depend on each other; as has been said: “Everything breathes together.” – Plotinus

Ray Bradbury

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Zen in the Art of Writing

While our art cannot, as we wish it could save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all. Writing is survival. Not to write, for many of us, is to die. I have learned, on my journeys, that if I let a day go by without writing, I grow uneasy. Two… Read more »

The Upanishads

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The self is made of consciousness and mind. It is made of life and vision. It is made of the earth and the waters. It is made of air and space. It is made of light and darkness. It is made of desire and peace. It is made of anger and love. It is made of virtue and vice. It… Read more »

Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton

When we live superficially, when we are always outside ourselves, never quite “with” ourselves, always divided and pulled in many directions, we find ourselves doing many things that we do not really want to do, saying things we do not really mean, needing things we do not really need, exhausting ourselves for what we secretly realize to be worthless and… Read more »

Mary Oliver

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Mary Oliver

When I walk out into the world, I take no thoughts with me. That’s not easy, but you can learn to do it. An empty mind is hungry so that you can look at everything longer and closer. Don’t hum! When you listen with empty ears, you hear more. And this is the core of the secret: Attention is the… Read more »

Quotable

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quotable

Something to think about. “Are you clear in your mind in regard to the following: That an idea or belief is not necessarily true or false because your parents, your friends, or you or your children have believed it. That an idea is not necessarily false because you would hate to believe it, or because you would like to believe… Read more »

Quotable

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firewalking

There is this path we all think about walking down towards our future. There is this path that we already walked on. That’s all I can think about, this path, this road that is one perfect straight line even if it goes around the world through heat and fog and rain and snow and it’s my life. I keep thinking…. Read more »