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“To forget yourself is to be enlightened by all things.” -Dogen Zen-ji

In Meditations, Wisdom on January 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

Love is snow falling
for winters death. Silent grows,
Nature’s heart flowers

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“This is a process of continually stepping into unknown territory. You become willing to step into the unknown territory of your own being. Then you realize that this particular adventure is not only taking you into your own being, it’s also taking you out into the whole universe. You can only go into the unknown when you have made friends with yourself. You can only step into those areas “out there” by beginning to explore and have curiosity about this unknown “in here,” in yourself.

Dogen Zen-ji said, “To know yourself is to forget yourself.” We might think that knowing ourselves is a very ego-centered thing, but by beginning to look so clearly and so honestly at ourselves—at our emotions, at our thoughts, at who we really are—we begin to dissolve the walls that separate us from others. Somehow all of these walls, these ways of feeling separate from everything else and everyone else, are made up of opinions. They are made up of dogma; they are made of prejudice. These walls come from our fear of knowing parts of ourselves.” -from Pema Chodron

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“May god break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.”

In Wisdom on June 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm

“What disintegrates in periods of rapid transformation is not the self, but its defenses and assumptions. Self-protection restricts vision and movement like a suit of armor, making it harder to adapt. Going to pieces, however uncomfortable, can open us up to new perceptions, new data, and new responses.” -Rita M. Gross

There is a difference between contemplating and living the inquiry. Compassion and kindness come easily when we are not holding our energy on judging versus forgiveness. There is change all the time, everything is fleeting. Why hold to our thoughts as a material object? Notice instead what we are and swim with it all and smile. Don’t look into into it, trust yourself, move with intention, and dive into nothing.

Please read more Pema, let yourself fall in love today.

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I’m speaking cliches. “Can’t live your next chapter if you keep on reading the last” / “It’s up to you” / “If you want something make it happen”

Notice how you (not others, but yes you) react to these carpe diem cliches. Don’t judge yourself. Take a deep breath, exhale and let your judgement go. Now go do something or be something doing nothing. Toss around the idea: “Forgiveness is understanding there’s nothing to forgive.” WOAH.

 

Grace, movement, patience

In Wisdom on February 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm
Move your body, your actions, your mind. And breathe there. Expanding our breath and moving our bodies we will flow prana’s art with
“Action is the foundational key to all success. ”

Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.”

“Everybody has the same energy potential. The average person wastes his in a dozen little ways. I bring mine to bear on one thing only: my paintings, and everything else is sacrificed to it…myself included.”

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Celebrating the New Year with Pema Chodron: Jai Bhagwan!

In Wisdom on February 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

“Learning how to be kind to ourselves, learning how to respect ourselves, is important. The reason it’s important is that, fundamentally, when we look into our own hearts and begin to discover what is confused and what is brilliant, what is bitter and what is sweet, it isn’t just ourselves that we’re discovering. We’re discovering the universe.” -Pema Chodron

“Cool loneliness allows us to look honestly and without aggression
at our own minds. We can gradually drop our ideals of who we think we
ought to be, or who we think we want to be, or who we think other people
think we want to be or ought to be. We give it up and just look directly
with compassion and humor at who we are. Then loneliness is no threat and
heartache, no punishment.”-Pema Chodron

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”-Pema Chodron

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Make daily positive choices for long term mindful living

In Wisdom on February 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that‟s why we recommend it daily” – Zig Ziglar

“You will never change your life until you change something you
do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine”
– John C. Maxwell

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Embrace the weather.

In Wisdom on February 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” -Gail Sheehy

“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

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Be Strong!

In Wisdom on February 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

“Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.” -Goethe

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Whatever is in your way, is on your way. All is right.

In Wisdom on January 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

“Any confusion you experience has within it the essence of wisdom automatically. So as soon as you detect confusion, it is the beginning of some kind of message. At least you are able to see your confusion, which is very hard. Ordinarily people do not see their confusion at all, so by recognizing your confusion, you are already at quite an advanced level. So you shouldn’t feel bad about that; you should feel good about it.” -Chögyam Trungpa

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Begin a gratitude journal!

In Wisdom on January 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

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Kindness as Human Responsibility

In Wisdom on January 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

“Your actions are your only true belongings” -Allan Lokos

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