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There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. H. H. The Dalai Lama
It takes a lot of practice to unlearn umpteen millennia of human conditioning. This is where [Zen meditation] is helpful. You sit there very quietly, and very still and allow yourself to be exactly as you are. Then, each time you get up and re-enter the world you do so a little bit quieter and with a little bit more stability.
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant… Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to life. Celia Luce
Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary. Stephen Richards
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard, ‘The Writing Life’
A sacred space is within me that contains a knowing. I go there frequently, and I don’t allow doubt into that Divine inner dwelling. It is mine alone, and I share it with my source of being. It is to this knowing that I retreat whenever I find myself slipping into excuse habits. In this knowing space within, I have no doubt about the guidance that’s available to me, when I’m unified with my Source. I know that the doors will remain closed and the angelic teachers will not seek me if I’m only attached to this corporeal world of conflict, material things, and judgement. I keep this knowing space sacred for the moments when old habits and excuses attempt to influence my life. Wayne Dyer, ‘Stop the Excuses’
… being – that still, spacious whole presence that you are, that everything is – is about accepting fully and being with what is here and now … Oriah Mountain Dreamer, ‘The Call’
You are more than you think! Look deep within, and you will find that your ego is only a tiny wave atop the vast ocean that is your real Self. Look within, and at the centre of your mind, in the depths of your soul, you will find your true Self … Roger Walsh, ‘Essential Spirituality’
Paying attention to the world around you, rather than wishing to alter it, changes everything. Awareness allows the world to continue being itself without you raging at its refusal to conform to your will … Gwyneth Lewis, ‘Sunbathing in the Rain’
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