Monday, October 29, 2012

The way to live

Oh, I really like this. You can get one at Etsy right here.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to let go of misery

This is so, so true.
Here is a formula for misery: resist a fact. Lament something that has occurred, dwelling on how it could have been otherwise. 
If you were to altogether let go of resistance this moment, never to start it up again, by that single gesture, you’d liberate yourself from an enormous burden of suffering. Whatever time remains would feel conspicuously different from all that has preceded.  
Allowing reality to be itself means you no longer blame life for your inner condition—or credit it, if things are going well. The potential exists to be at peace no matter what.
Confronted with reality, there are two options. You can acknowledge the fact of it, without resistance, or you can argue with it. When you oppose reality in any way, you’re taking on a terrible weight, which you then carry. It becomes a part of you. The burden wears you out.
It's from a book entitled The Freedom of Being at Ease with What Is by Jan Fazier.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Skillful means

This is similar to the observation that you can't pave the whole world with leather but you can wear sandals on your feet!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Encouragement

This distills matters beautifully, don't you think?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Something about Inner peace


Here is definitely the headline for the day (from the Washington Post, by the way):

Eckhart Tolle, meditation and the meaning and benefits of inner peace

 Please note this excerpt:
Humanity, says Tolle, is faced with a choice of finding new ways to live together or continuing the cycle of violence and conflict.  “If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.”  
It's a short article. I do recommend clicking through!
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