When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.
Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood.
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest —- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein (via samsaranmusing)
When everything is subject to money, then the scarcity of money makes everything scarce, including the basis of human life and happiness. Such is the life of the slave—one whose actions are compelled by threat to survival. Perhaps the deepest indication of our slavery is the monetization of time.
Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition (via patternsofbehavior)
We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by.
In Chaos we empty into creativity and possibility; we release control; we surrender, dissolving opposites and contradictions. Chaos is the realm of nature and the intuitive mind. We dance below the surface, letting go of thinking, agendas, and plans to free our real impulses and our spontaneity.
Chaos invites us to stop trying to hold everything together. It teaches us to be in the unknown thoroughly enjoying the ride, moving through bodies and hearts and into creative projects, true relationships, and artful, original lives.
Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
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