The sweetness of God’s presence
is not tasted through the self-centred mind.
It is not the fruit of personal effort.
It is the fragrance that arises from the hearts
of those whose minds are centred in Truth.


There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one candle.
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (via shaktilover)
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There is fear behind a lie

Be compassionate to fear.  Cultivate the perfect loving space where ‘there is nothing to fear’ isn’t just a comforting sentence, but a deep realization. 

There is nothing to fear.  Really.

We get more compassionate as we evolve. More humble. More subtle. More aware of how little we know. We don’t get superior. We don’t form cults of personality. We don’t think we have it all worked out. If we imagine ourselves ‘all that’, then we have actually devolved. I trust the ones who know a little something but don’t know a whole lot, more than the ones who ‘know it all’. I trust the ones who realize how far they have yet to travel. We have so much more to learn. All of us. Let’s walk together, side by side.
Jeff Brown (via parkstepp)
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What could you have possibly done in your short life to justify the load of guilt you are carrying?

Forgive yourself.  Let it go.

“Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” ~Chuang Tzu
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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha (via panatmansam)
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Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
Albert Camus, The Fall  (via larmoyante)
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Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via runtowardsyourfear)
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When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner transformation—a change of our hearts and minds. This is human revolution. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth, we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation.
Daisaku Ikeda
You cannot find or create a costume big enough to hide your true self from anyone. In truth, we’re all wearing The Emperor’s New Clothes. We parade before the world naked—thinking that no one can see us. Why not just be proudly revealed, and authentically who we are? And do not worry about being rejected and alone. It is the real you that everyone falls in love with— and that God adores.
Neale Donald Walsch
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I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky.