Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Wendell Berry (via thecalminside)
(Reblogged from parkstepp)
It’s as if what is unbreakable—
the very pulse of life—waits for
everything else to be torn away,
and then in the bareness that
only silence and suffering and
great love can expose, it dares
to speak through us and to us.
It seems to say, if you want to last,
hold on to nothing. If you want
to know love, let in everything.
Mark Nepo -  ”Where Is God?” (via astraeia)

(Source: abiding-in-peace)

(Reblogged from astraeia)
(Reblogged from flowersonly)
Of course, thinking is important, but quite a lot of our thinking is useless. It is as if, in our head, each of us has a cassette tape that is always running, day and night.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step (via simpleyogi)
(Reblogged from ineffable-play)
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
Eckhart Tolle (via liberatingreality)
(Reblogged from abiding-in-peace)
We don’t have a future together. We only have right here, right now.
To the ego, that’s incredibly depressing. But to recognise the utter preciousness of this moment liberates me from the need to possess or control you. In this timelessness, we truly meet.
Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)
(Reblogged from ineffable-play)
All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.
 Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)
(Reblogged from remindingmysoul)
Just as honey is not sweetness,
The words of Wu Hsin are not
The truth.
However, time spent with these words is like
The aftermath of rain.
In due course, a sprouting of
Understanding will occur and
Will bear fruit at a pace
Outside of one’s control
Wu Hsin, The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin (via lideadha)
(Reblogged from lideadha)
(Reblogged from remindingmysoul)
When two great forces oppose each other, the victory will go to the one that knows how to yield.
Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
(Reblogged from thecalminside)
(Reblogged from onenessgirl)
Seeing and admitting the truth about ourselves, about our role in creating our own problems, and about how we relate to others is vital for healing.
Caroline Myss (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
(Reblogged from liquid-diamonds-flowing)
Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender
 Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)
(Reblogged from lideadha)
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf (via lajoiedespetiteschoses)
(Reblogged from lajoiedespetiteschoses)
The ego says, ‘I shouldn’t have to suffer,’ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.
 Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)
(Reblogged from crimson-twinkie)