22 January, 2017

No one!


“For there is suffering, but none who suffers; Doing exists although there is no doer; Extinction is but no extinguished person; Although there is a path, there is no goer.”

Buddhaghosa
Visuddhimagga

21 January, 2017

Rejoicing...


"Whenever you hear that someone else has been successful, rejoice. Always practice rejoicing for others--whether your friend or your enemy. If you cannot practice rejoicing, no matter how long you live, you will not be happy."

Lama Zopa Rinpoche 

18 January, 2017

Vibrational wisdom...


"Everything that has ever been lived, everything that has ever been written down or documented, has been vibration first. Everything has been conjured in vibration first before it manifests. So if something has manifested and you continue to give it your attention, the fact that it is true should really hold no weight with you. The question that we would ask is not, is it true, or is it undeniable? The question that we would ask is, how does it make me feel when I focus upon it? And if the answer to the question is, it doesn't make me feel very good when I focus upon it, then we would say, true or not, it does not serve you. And if you will activate a different part of your vibration—the "truth" will shift."

Esther Hicks (Citing Abraham)

17 January, 2017

Perfection...


"When we allow all of our hopes and fears 
to fall by the wayside, we discover that everything 
is unfolding in complete perfection."

 Cathy Ginter

15 January, 2017

This moment....


Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the 
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes 
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

Kalidasa*

*Kālidāsa (Sanskrit: कालिदास) was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. (Please see Wikipedia for more information)

12 January, 2017

Words & meaning...


“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”

Zhuangzi (Chuang Tsu)

10 January, 2017

Being...


"All things in the world are born 
out of being. Being is born out 
of non-being."

Tao Te Ching 

07 January, 2017

Seeds....


"Realize that little things lead to bigger things. That's what Seeds is all about. And this wonderful parable in the New Testament: the sower scatters seeds. Some seeds fall in the pathway and get stamped on, and they don't grow. Some fall on the rocks, and they don't grow. But some seeds fall on fallow ground, and they grow and multiply a thousand fold. Who knows where some good little thing that you've done may bring results years later that you never dreamed of?"

Pete Seeger

06 January, 2017

The Sage


"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, the more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."

Lao Tzu

04 January, 2017

03 January, 2017

One word of wisdom


"Knowing just one word of wisdom is 
like knowing a hundred ordinary words."

Tibetan Proverb

02 January, 2017

The Source of peace


“Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings
but contemplate their return.

If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
And when death comes, you are ready.” 

Chuang Tsu 

01 January, 2017

30 December, 2016

Insight is knowledge


“If you have insight, you use your inner eye, 
your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, 
and have no need of intellectual knowledge.”

Chuang Tsu

Success in life ....


"The standard of success in life isn't the things.
 It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely 
the amount of joy that you feel."

Esther Hicks (Abraham)

29 December, 2016

Earth, Teach Me


Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.

An Ute Prayer

28 December, 2016

Flow...


“Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: 
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. 
This is the ultimate.”

Chuang Tsu

27 December, 2016

Natural Vibration...


"You don't have to work at being in the high vibration that is natural to you, because it is natural to you. But you do have to stop holding the thoughts that cause you to lower your vibration. It's a matter of no longer giving your attention to things that don't allow your cork to float or don't allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you really are."

Esther Hicks (Abraham)