Still Mind
Sep 29th, 2010 by

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.  Lao Tzu

Quiet your mind and just exist.

Kindness
Sep 29th, 2010 by

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  Plato

Words to live by.

Faith
Sep 29th, 2010 by

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.  Saint Augustine

Whatever you believe in will come to fruition.

Examination
Sep 29th, 2010 by

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.  Albert Einstein

Your imagination is endless and the key to keeping the mind sharp.

Change
Sep 29th, 2010 by

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  Wayne Dyer

Profound but true.

Growth
Sep 29th, 2010 by

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.  Lao Tzu

A master who lived 500 years before Christ that was highly enlightened. Similar to a great teacher Krishnamurti who taught observation without opinion, attitude or prejudice. Constant awareness without comparison by keeping our conditioning and prior opinions out of the observation.

Love and Affection
Sep 29th, 2010 by

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.  Buddha

Love is the answer for everything.

The Mind
Sep 29th, 2010 by

 

It looks as if the thing we use to solve our problems with is the source of our problems. It’s like going to the doctor and having him make you ill.  Dr. David Bohm

Dr. Bohm, Einstein’s assistant and also influenced by Krishnamurti, was a brilliant man who I deeply respect. He knew that our minds cause our reality while most of us are asleep to that fact.

Change
Sep 29th, 2010 by

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.  Lao Tzu

Detach from everything and become free.

A Facade
Sep 29th, 2010 by

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We are a prisoner of our own egos; always doing things so others think we are acceptable. In truthful retrospection, I want my loved ones to think I am smart and a good provider and a good father, brother, son, etc. and that is what seems to actually drive me instead of believing that they will love me no matter what I do. It is the same with regard to society. Always wanting to look good to neighbors as well as strangers. Kill the ego.

»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa