Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.Bruce Lee (via larmoyante)
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.Marianne Williamson (via feeeeeel)
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.Rumi (via yeshecholwa)
What is to give light must first endure burning.Victor Frankl (via clothedinsky)
I feel that
And if we never talk again, please remember that I am changed by who you are and what you meant to me.(via ispeakquotes)
Love is the transpersonal mood. To love is to blur the line between self and other. It is inherently selfless and, in its purest form, love is the Self.
If the mind misattributes love as being restricted to a certain form, be that physical, mental, or circumstantial, then insecurity and selfishness become possible.
The reason for the insecurity is fear. All of us intuit love to be our nature but we seek it in confused forms. We are afraid to be “apart” from our nature and so we become capable of doing amazing and atrocious things in order to get what we want.
Often the confused forms in which we seek peace, love, and happiness, have to do with our own identity confusion. If you think you are this, then you assume you will be complete and happy when you get that.
You can imagine the way this delusion hijacks many romantic relationships and derails them from the initial fruition of love into pettiness, jealousy, and possessiveness. I know that all too well from my own personal experience.
All of this is allowed when the illusion of separation goes unexamined. By exploring the falseness of separation, not only does love begin to peek out from behind the curtain but the practice of love is itself a way out of illusion. One such method that I often advocate is tonglen.
In both Buddhist Tantrayana and Hindu Tantrika Yoga it has long been said: Love is the technology for transforming shit into bliss.
Namaste :) Love love love.
unlearn what you have learned.
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.Ralph Waldo Emerson (via stardust-seedling)
When somebody provokes your anger, the only reason you get angry is because you’re holding on to how you think something is supposed to be. You’re denying how it is. Then you see it’s the expectations of your own mind that are creating your own hell. When you get frustrated because something isn’t the way you thought it would be, examine the way you thought, not just the thing that frustrates you. You’ll see that a lot of your emotional suffering is created by your models of how you think the universe should be and your inability to allow it to be as it is.
Ram Dass (via thebigelectron)
I ain’t mad at ya, which is why I don’t argue back.
Never understood how ppl misunderstand a text, which does not have a tone of voice.