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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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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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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 »

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We need to take an in-depth look at our past. It never was the “good old days,” we just want to have that freedom and joy that we encountered when we were younger, and life seemed more manageable. The 1950s has been recast in the popular imagination as a bland, balmy era of simplicity and innocence—of sock hops and going… Read more »

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Life is Short But Wide

If nothing else, 2020 is showing us that life is short and only getting shorter, and there is no time like the present. When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times… Read more »

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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 »

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live with intention walk to the edge listen hard practice wellness play with abandon laugh choose with no regret continue to learn appreciate your friends do what you love live as if this is all there is – Mary Anne Radmacher

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Our society has become a conspiracy against joy. It has put too much emphasis on the individuating part of our consciousness —individual reason— and too little emphasis on the bounding parts of our consciousness, the heart, and soul. – David Brooks

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I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Every day you’re alive is unearned. Every day you exist on Earth is a fucking miracle. Your parents made you and raised you (or didn’t) without your permission. But now you’re here. You’ll be dead soon. But you’re not dead yet. That truly won’t last forever. Every time you drive down the… Read more »

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I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who… Read more »