Darwin, who radicalized our understanding of nature by demonstrating the evolutionary ladder of life, scribbled in the margins of a natural history book: “Never say higher or lower. Say more complicated.”
“Love is the substance I am made of. Love is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” ~Jorge Luis Borges
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptive to change." ~ Charles Darwin
“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe... What we believe determines what we take to be true.”- David Bohm, physicist
When people physically leave your world sometimes they are not leaving, they are just far away. ~MMayer
Ajahn Chah explained, “Look for moments of clarity. Keep to your experience, not your confusing thoughts. Learn the difference.”
'In every direction, said Ajita, the rivers of desire are running, what will hold them back?' The Buddha replied, 'Any such river can be halted with the dam of mindfulness. With wisdom you can close the flood gates.'
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others, all the misery the world contains has come from wanting pleasure for oneself. ~Shanti Deva
You don't need to look for or pursue objects. It's more helpful to just wait and watch.~ Ashin Tejaniya
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."~ E.B White
What you see and believe is dependent upon your perspective, which can be altered at anytime by YOU.
At the very end when we were talking about death, the Dalai Lama said, “You know, I’ve decided. I don’t want to go to heaven. I want to go to hell. There are more people there who I can help.”
When we hold on to our opinions with aggression, no matter how valid our cause, we are simply adding more aggression to the planet, and violence and pain increase. Cultivating non-aggression is cultivating peace. ~Pema Chodron
Pay attention to the thoughts and various attitudes in our mind, which are conditioned by our thoughts. ~J.Goldstein ... "Whatever one frequently thinks about and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of the mind." ~ Buddha
The obstacle is the path ~ Zen proverb. The very thing that is stopping you from feeling free, that is keeping you feeling constricted, angry or depressed, is the very thing that enables your freedom.
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