“Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self–examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for the unknown God. Then if a bird sings among your branches, do not be too eager to tame it. If you are conscious of something new – thought or feeling, wakening in the depths of your being – do not be in a hurry to let in light upon it, to look at it; let the springing germ have the protection of being forgotten, hedge it round with quiet, and do not break in upon its darkness; let it take shape and grow, and not a word of your happiness to any one! Sacred work of nature as it is, all conception should be enwrapped by the triple veil of modesty, silence and night.”—Henri–Frédéric Amiel (via itsquoted)
“The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love.”—Glennon Melton, Carry On, Warrior (via we-are-all-1-love)
“Why do we believe that we can feed our bodies manufactured, nutrient-depleted, food-like substances, empty of all life, and yet remain healthy? How did we come to believe that industrial chemicals and processing could replace what nature produces?”—Mark Hyman (via liberatingreality)
“Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit — to the “conquest” of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature.”—Alan Watts (via sunflower-mama)
“You cannot think yourself into happiness. You cannot artificially wake up a natural emotion. Happy thoughts and feelings rise up when you come to accept and realize who you truly are.”—Mon (via flowgently)
“We have long ago forgotten what it means to contemplate some- thing. With the click of a computer mouse we can get the answer, or what promises to be the answer, to almost any question we can imagine. All of the world’s most ancient spiritual teachings are but a click or download away, and yet we remain so lost to ourselves, so cut off from what nourishes the soul, that we are collectively suffocating under the weight of our ignorance and alienation from the sacred dimension of Life.”—Adyashanti - Enlightenment and The End of Your World (via oceanandwave)
It is a word
that we use
of our consciousness
tireless and beyond measure.”—Antonin Artaud, from “To Have Done with the Judgment of God.” (via vlzi)
“In profoundly contacting a sacred moment, in staying with all those energies that we previously rejected, the intelligence of life can work its magic. Anger, sadness, feelings of powerlessness are not “negative energies” at all, for they contain within them all the intelligence of life itself, just as every wave in the ocean actually contains, in essence, the entire ocean.”—Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)
“Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.”—Yehuda Berg (via shaktilover)
“There is a mysterious force inside that animates you. It is covered up by thoughts and the mind’s ideas about who and what you are. But all true spiritual teachings point away from a fascination with the little “me” and toward a fascination with that mystery under the thoughts. This is the fertile ground for awakening. Once the mystery wakes up to itself it realizes that this is what it truly is and has always been, but it can not be described.”—Adyashanti (via purplebuddhaproject)
“Do you and I fall in love? Or do ‘you’ and ‘I’ fall, in love? In love, ‘you’ and ‘I’ fall away, to reveal this ever-present love with no name. And so love is not something that ‘happens’ (in time) between two separate people, although it can seem that way – love is the falling-away of the very illusion of separation and twoness. For if there are not two, how can two become one? All human relationship can be seen an invitation to this deeper unconditional love, so infinitely creative that it dances as an entire universe.”—Jeff Foster (via vijara)
“When you are a young person, you are like a young creek, and you meet many rocks, many obstacles and difficulties on your way. You hurry to get past these obstacles and get to the ocean. But as the creek moves down through the fields, it becomes larges and calmer and it can enjoy the reflection of the sky. It’s wonderful. You will arrive at the sea anyway so enjoy the journey. Enjoy the sunshine, the sunset, the moon, the birds, the trees, and the many beauties along the way. Taste every moment of your daily life.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via culturejolt)
“You have to keep asking yourself this, over and over again,
“What is reality?
What is consciousness?
What am I doing here?”
Spend periods in the silence,
where you observe your breath,
where you watch your thoughts,
do this as often as you can.
Never react to the world no matter what it shows you.
Dive deep within the Self.”—Robert Adams (via oceanandwave)