Moment of Zen

A daily quote to heighten your awareness

Aug 11, 2022

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. – La Rochefoucauld

Aug 10, 2022

May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift

Aug 9, 2022

There is no thing in this world that is important. As long as you believe it is important, you will never awaken. You can't. For you are caught up in Maya. You are playing the game. You are still involved in the Leela. You're feeling things. You're reacting to things. – R. Adams

Aug 8, 2022

The man who inquires into the hereafter is already dead. If you live in the eternal present, the hereafter does not exist; then life is not divided into the past, present and future. Then there is only completeness, and in that there is the ecstasy of life - J Krishnamurti

Aug 7, 2022

No more holding back. Be reckless. Tell your Love to everybody. – Rumi

Aug 6, 2022

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. – Alan Watts

Aug 5, 2022

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ― Paulo Coelho

Aug 4, 2022

Have you ever thought where thought arises? Do you know your next thought - positive or negative, happy or uneasy? What if you just welcomed ALL thoughts as if you had chosen them - then let them go on their way without any attachment? Enjoy the peace that arises with this inquiry. – Pat Croce

Aug 3, 2022

He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary. – Seneca the Younger

Aug 2, 2022

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Watts

Aug 1, 2022

If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this, I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it. – Rumi

Jul 31, 2022

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Jul 30, 2022

Whatever is called God or Self is because there is the beingness, the feeling that “I Am.” That is the fundamental principle, the basis behind all your knowledge, but you are identifying yourself with the body.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jul 29, 2022

Most people are under the mistaken impression that if their thoughts stop they will ... become a vegetable. On the contrary, you will become spontaneous. You will think just enough to take care of the moment and everything will be taken care of for you. Try it. – Robert Adams

Jul 28, 2022

It is love alone that can solve all our human problems. – Krishnamurti

Jul 27, 2022

Everything in the universe—yes, everything—is energy, and that includes you. Energy must have a free flow in order for it to be most efficient. Allowing things to flow naturally is the way of the universe.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer

Jul 26, 2022

Find the 'I' first and you may afterwards speak of other matters. – Ramana Maharshi

Jul 25, 2022

The mind is here to test you, to try and create some doubt in you, to challenge your strength. You must transcend every doubt about who you are. Doubts about other things you can afford, but doubts about yourself, you must clarify until delusions end. You are the immutable awareness, not the psychological mind. As you as you are clear about this, mind begins to merge with you as the single Being. – Mooji

Jul 24, 2022

And God said 'Love Your Enemy', and I obeyed him and loved myself. - Kahlil Gibran

Jul 23, 2022

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. – Peter Ustinov

Jul 22, 2022

Whatever you're doing, you're doing it now. - Pema Chödrön

Jul 21, 2022

Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near. – Paulo Coelho

Jul 20, 2022

Do not feel lonely, The entire universe is inside you! – Rumi

Jul 19, 2022

You are not the body, you do not have a personality, you are the universal life. This is all universal life. Why do you consider yourself some particular individual and suffer? – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jul 18, 2022

We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in. – Alan Watts

Jul 17, 2022

Only the fact of being aware remains consistently present, and therefore only the fact of being aware qualifies as our essential self. - Rupert Spira

Jul 16, 2022

Fear arises only when we are unwilling to acknowledge or see what is.- J.Krishnamurti

Jul 15, 2022

When you ‘do not know’ something, do not rush through this mental absence of thought. Instead, be still, enjoy this space and rest in the not-knowing — then see what arises from Divine Intelligence. True understanding & creativity only happen between thoughts. – Pat Croce

Jul 14, 2022

There is no more visible sign of a person’s success on the path of goodness than when he restrains his anger and refuses to repay an unkind word with an unkind word, or refuses to strike back at a person who’s offended him. – Leo Tolstoy

Jul 13, 2022

We all have the seeds of basic goodness within us. We only have to nourish them" - Pema Chödron

Jul 12, 2022

You are home already. Relax. – Karla

Jul 11, 2022

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. - Paramahansa Yogananda

Jul 10, 2022

The sun can give heat and light to the whole world, but he cannot do so when the clouds shut out his rays. Similarly as long as egotism veils the heart, God cannot shine upon it. – Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa

Jul 9, 2022

If you strive for success (it arrives with its twin - fear of failure) you will most certainly have stress; however, if you do your very best, you can be guaranteed the Divine will do the rest and you will enjoy the ultimate success (Peace & Happiness). – Pat Croce

Jul 8, 2022

If you happen to be sitting, just sit. If you are smoking a pipe, just smoke it. If you are thinking out a problem, just think. But don’t think and reflect unnecessarily, compulsively, from sheer force of nervous habit. In Zen, they call this having a leaky mind. – Alan Watts

Jul 7, 2022

True change is within; leave the outside as it is. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Jul 6, 2022

There is no deepening; you are deep enough already.
There is no completing; you are complete enough already.
There is no freeing from: you are already free.
Change your view. Don't try to change it, just do it!
You don't have to try to be what you already are.
– Wu Hsin

Jul 5, 2022

Don’t be too quick to interpret.
Just keep quiet.
My encouragement is:
Never think anything is against you.
Take everything as a blessing.
Why should it be different?
Just be quiet and observe.
See how everything works out beautifully.
– Mooji

Jul 4, 2022

We all feel that health is the natural state of the body. Why do we not feel that happiness is the natural state of the mind? – Rupert Spira

Jul 3, 2022

There’s a marked difference between acquaintances and friends. Most people really don’t become friends. They become deep and serious acquaintances. But in a friendship you get to know the spirit of another person; and your values coincide. – Maya Angelou

Jul 2, 2022

Just Being Aware is magical - in nothing in particular but in everything unfolding before you. When Being Aware, you are Not Knowing. When Not Knowing, you are perfectly in the Now. When in the Now, you are living Life to its fullest (and there’s absolutely no misery). – Pat Croce

Jul 1, 2022

Seek only to be genuine. Strive to be sincere. Do what you can do. Then let it rest. – Neale Donald Walsch

Jun 30, 2022

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. - Mooji

Jun 29, 2022

Put your thoughts to sleep
Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart
Let go of thinking
– Rumi

Jun 28, 2022

One of the highest pleasures is to be more or less unconscious of one’s own existence, to be absorbed in sights, sounds, places, and people. – Alan Watts

Jun 27, 2022

The true state of the Self, the soul, is bliss, wisdom, love, peace. It is to be so happy that no matter what you are doing you enjoy it. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Jun 26, 2022

The greatest Guru is helpless as long as the disciple is not eager to learn. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jun 25, 2022

If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor; if you live according what others think, you will never be rich. – Seneca the Younger

Jun 24, 2022

Expand your perception of the world to include the horrible beauty of decay. Look at decay and see how beautiful it is in its own way. – Ram Dass

Jun 23, 2022

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. – Charles Addams

Jun 22, 2022

Intellectualization creates a gap or lack of rapport between you and your life. You may think about things so much that you get into the state where you are eating the menu instead of the dinner. – Alan Watts

Jun 21, 2022

Thoughts come and go. Feelings come and go. Find out what it is that remains. – Ramana Maharshi

Jun 20, 2022

Happiness, being found to be something final and self-sufficient, is the end at which all actions aim. – Aristotle

Jun 19, 2022

When you are practicing zazen, do not try to stop your thinking. Let it stop by itself. – Shunryu Suzuki

Jun 18, 2022

Whenever we are seeking happiness, it is in fact our innate happiness that is seeking us. The happiness we seek is the happiness we are. – Rupert Spira

Jun 17, 2022

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I was the sought. – Bayazid Bastami

Jun 16, 2022

To be open to the source of all happiness is the highest religion. – J. Krishnamurti

Jun 15, 2022

To live fully, death is essential; every ending makes a new beginning. On the other hand, do understand that only the dead can die, not the living. That which is alive in you, is immortal. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jun 14, 2022

Zen Buddhism doesn't attach to special experiences, but values equally all ordinary experiences. – Shunryu Suzuki

Jun 13, 2022

If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence. It can only survive in your absence. – Eckhart Tolle

Jun 12, 2022

Imagine the freedom of leading a life in which we know that our happiness is not dependent on anyone or anything. - Rupert Spira

Jun 11, 2022

Know that you have the power to wield the jeweled sword of Presence at your choosing. In any situation you can cut thru the fog of the mind’s miserable thoughts & reside in a clear peaceful state. The more you practice with the sword, the less it is required! – Pat Croce

Jun 10, 2022

Like a child clinging to toys you cling to your desires, fear, opinions and ideas. Give it up, forgive and walk without your props. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jun 9, 2022

As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. – Rumi

Jun 8, 2022

God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. – Ramana Maharshi

Jun 7, 2022

The secret to waking up from the drama—all these endless cycles—is to realize that only the present exists. It's the only time there is. – Alan Watts

Jun 6, 2022

Why is it when we perceive a thought, it’s MY thought; but when we perceive the sunshine or rain, it’s GOD’s weather? When you realize you have as much chance of controlling your thoughts as you do manipulating the weather. Let everything flow! – Pat Croce

Jun 5, 2022

The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.  – Seneca the Younger

Jun 4, 2022

We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. – Viktor Frankl

Jun 3, 2022

If something comes into your mind, let it come in, and let it go out.It will not stay long. – Shunryu Suzuki

Jun 2, 2022

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others. Gerald Jampolsky

Jun 1, 2022

Be happy; without reason - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

May 31, 2022

A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So, he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions. – Alan Watts

May 30, 2022

Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud. – Thich Nhat Hanh

May 29, 2022

The way to live without fear is to know that every outcome in life is perfect - including the outcome that you fear the most, which is death. – Neale Donald Walsch

May 28, 2022

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. – Seneca the Younger

May 27, 2022

Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting. It is a sign of our unwillingness to move on, to flow with life. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May 26, 2022

It is only the free mind that can find out what is true, not the mind that is conditioned by beliefs, ideals and compulsions. – Krishnamurti

May 25, 2022

When instead of reacting against a situation, you merge with it, the solution arises out of the situation itself. – Eckhart Tolle

May 24, 2022

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering. – Ram Dass

May 23, 2022

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. – Victor Frankl

May 22, 2022

Every battle is won before it’s ever fought. – Sun Tzu

May 21, 2022

What is the one common element of everything in this Divine Universe? Existence. Being. Isness. Amness. I am, she is, it is IS the same Godly Essence of everything and not limited to any one particular thing. When will we realize we are all in this thing together as ONE? – Pat Croce

May 20, 2022

While we wait for life, life passes. – Seneca the Younger

May 19, 2022

We are not present in the now – we are the now. – Rupert Spira

May 18, 2022

Where action is needed, action happens. Man is not the actor. His is to be aware of what is going on. His very presence is action. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May 17, 2022

Bring me a wave separate from the ocean and I will show you a person separate from the universe. – Alan Watts

May 16, 2022

In worldly life it is necessary to be mindful of praise and blame. But on the spiritual path, unless one becomes indifferent to both, one cannot remain firm and steadfast. – Sri Anandamayi Ma

May 15, 2022

The mind must learn that beyond the moving mind there is the background of awareness which does not change. The mind must come to know the true self and respect it and cease covering it up, like the moon which obscures the sun during a solar eclipse. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May 14, 2022

To be angry is to let others' mistakes punish yourself. To forgive others is to be good to yourself. - Master ChengYen

May 13, 2022

You yourself are the eternal energy which appears as this universe. You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. – Alan Watts

May 12, 2022

The moment we want to be something, we are no longer free. - J. Krishnamurti

May 11, 2022

The best fighter is never angry. – Lao Tzu

May 9, 2022

The mind must learn that beyond the moving mind there is the background of awareness which does not change. The mind must come to know the true self and respect it and cease covering it up, like the moon which obscures the sun during a solar eclipse. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May 8, 2022

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. – Alan Watts

May 7, 2022

You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

May 6, 2022

Wisdom is learning how to live in harmony with the world as it is in any given moment. – Ram Dass

May 5, 2022

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. – Rumi

May 4, 2022

We should appreciate what we are doing. There is no preparation for something else. – Shunryu Suzuki

May 3, 2022

You attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state. – Eckhart Tolle

May 2, 2022

Eliminate the words offensive and annoying from your vocabulary. No one can offend you. No one can annoy you. You choose to be offended. You choose to be annoyed. The only person that hurts is you. Let it go! – Ron LaSalvia

May 1, 2022

“You know, other people are the path.” - Thich Nhat Hanh responding to a student who was dealing with a difficult person. All present conditions, situations and relationships, especially the difficult ones, are the very Path of Enlightenment. These are necessary elements to help us learn the required lessons (blessings) to dissolve our mental filters (vasanas) and allow our brilliant light to shine (Self) eternally. Unless we can deeply perceive and tolerate the vasanas of seemingly other people, these human expressions will continually cross our path. The Divine Universe has devised plans and ploys for our path far wiser than our finite mind’s wishes and desires. – Pat Croce

Apr 30, 2022

Happiness is a decision, not an experience. The same is true of Love. Love is not a reaction. Love is a decision. – Neale Donald Walsch

Apr 29, 2022

Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. – Alan Watts

Apr 28, 2022

In your tremendous helplessness the whole existence suddenly starts helping you. – Osho

Apr 27, 2022

lf of us look at each other knowingly, for the feeling that we knew each other in that most distant past conceals something else—tacit, awesome, almost unmentionable—the realization that at the deep center of a time perpendicular to ordinary time we are, and always have been, one. – Alan Watts

Apr 26, 2022

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. - Khalil Gibran

Apr 25, 2022

When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning. - Eckhart Tolle

Apr 24, 2022

True change is within; leave the outside as it is. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Apr 23, 2022

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Watts

Apr 22, 2022

Thought subsides when you pet your dog or you have a purring cat on your chest. Even just watching an animal can take you out of your mind. It is more deeply connected with the source of life than most humans, and that rootedness in Being transmits itself to you. Millions of people who otherwise would be completely lost in the conceptual reality of their mind are kept sane by living with an animal. – Eckart Tolle

Apr 21, 2022

Be who you really are and go the whole way. – Lao Tzu

Apr 20, 2022

Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. You are not separate from it, and there is no objective world out there. Every moment, your consciousness creates the world that you inhabit. – Eckhart Tolle

Apr 19, 2022

Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy? The present moment is inseparable from life, so you are really deciding what kind of relationship you want to have with life. - Eckhart Tolle

Apr 18, 2022

The fact of the matter is: it all starts right now. – Alan Watts

Apr 17, 2022

The recognition of our true nature is not a new experience that happens to us. It is the revealing or the noticing of what we always and already are. - Rupert Spira

Apr 16, 2022

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions. - Eckhart Tolle

Apr 15, 2022

Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours. – Rumi

Apr 14, 2022

This is the spirit which our present day world needs more than anything else: to see that what is truly important in life is what is frivolous. To see that it doesn’t matter two hoots that we achieve a certain success, that we win a certain game, that we live longer than we might live otherwise. – Alan Watts

Apr 13, 2022

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you and you feel joy. – Rumi

Apr 12, 2022

The thing that is supposed to transpire during meditation is the one thing that is transpiring all the time. That is, the presence of your being. - Rupert Spira

Apr 11, 2022

The first step on the Path is to know what you want, not what you ought to want. – Alan Watts

Apr 10, 2022

Take a look today at what sweet, simple things of life you may be looking past, or right over, and neither seeing nor enjoying. Look closely. They are likely to be right in front of your face - something you're looking through every day. - Neale Donald Walsch

Apr 9, 2022

Exhale only love. – Rumi

Apr 8, 2022

You’re only making a mess by trying to put things straight. You’re trying to straighten out a wiggly world and no wonder you’re in trouble. – Alan Watts

Apr 7, 2022

Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.

Apr 6, 2022

The ego's need to be periodically in conflict with something or someone in order to strengthen its sense of separation between me and the other, without which it cannot survive. - Eckhart Tolle

Apr 5, 2022

Ask yourself: Where am I? Answer: Here. Ask yourself: What time is it? Answer: Now. Say it until you can hear it. – Ram Dass

Apr 4, 2022

Protect yourself from your own thoughts! – Rumi

Apr 3, 2022

Through mindless living, we dissipate our energy and squander our lives. Through mindful living, we inhabit fully the present moment and connect more totally with whomever we are with and with whatever we are doing. Then the smallest act becomes unimaginably blessed. – Lama Surya Das

Apr 2, 2022

We think we can solve problems with violence. We think that killing people is an answer to a problem. It’s only temporary. Because if you knock out, say, a Hitler, another one comes up. Because you haven’t understood the problem of this sort of manifestation. Anything that’s destroyed with violence eventually recurs again. – Alan Watts

Apr 1, 2022

A teacher is found wherever you are when you’re ready for that teacher. – Ram Dass

Mar 31, 2022

The most exquisite paradox…as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible. – Ram Dass

Mar 30, 2022

The peace that comes with surrendered action turns to a sense of aliveness when you actually enjoy what you are doing. - Eckhart Tolle

Mar 29, 2022

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. – Buddha

Mar 28, 2022

Realize that you only suffer (angst, worry, frustration, etc) when you are seeking happiness because you are resisting ‘what is’ now. Allow whatever form the now takes to flow thru you and it will fulfill you with the peaceful joy you seek. - Pat Croce

Mar 27, 2022

If you just try to keep quiet, all will come—the work, the strength for work, the right motive. Must you know everything beforehand? Don’t be anxious about your future—be quiet now and all will fall in place. The unexpected is bound to happen, while the anticipated may never come. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Mar 26, 2022

The thing that is supposed to transpire during meditation is the one thing that is transpiring all the time. That is, the presence of your being. - Rupert Spira

Mar 25, 2022

To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That’s a simple good instruction for how to do Buddhist meditation. Let go and observe without judgment. - Pema Chödrön

Mar 24, 2022

Increase the space between stimulus & your response, thus no conditioned reaction & bad karma. Decrease the space between what you want & what you have, thus no resistance and subsequent suffering. - Pat Croce

Mar 23, 2022

Helping yourself, you help the world. You are in the world – you are the world. You are not different from the world, nor is the world different from you. - Sri Ramana Maharshi

Mar 22, 2022

The journey is the pathless path from our self to our self, from the happiness we seek to the happiness we are. - Rupert Spira

Mar 21, 2022

When we honor life but don’t make it a big deal, we lighten up, open up, and become more joyous. The fancy name for that is enlightenment. It’s a paradoxical idea, but holding these two attitudes simultaneously is the source of enormous joy: we hold a sense of respect toward all things, along with the ability to let go. - Pema Chödrön

Mar 20, 2022

I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am. - Eckart Tolle

Mar 19, 2022

What you seek is seeking you. - Rumi

Mar 18, 2022

Love is about all-inclusiveness; it is who we are. Beingness is Love. Anything which is made up of need, fear, expectation or bondage, has nothing to do with the true nature of Love. Love is flow, not confinement. - Karla

Mar 17, 2022

If you feel a sense of social responsibility, first of all keep working on yourself. Being peaceful yourself is the first step if you want to live in a peaceful universe. - Ram Dass

Mar 16, 2022

One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield. Be victorious over yourself and not over others. When you attain victory over yourself, not even the gods can turn it into defeat.

Mar 15, 2022

Though we die to this body when we take our last breath, we don’t die to our greater “body” of influence, extending through all those we have touched directly and indirectly, rippling out and out into who knows what farthest reaches of time & space. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Mar 14, 2022

There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen. – Rumi

Mar 13, 2022

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is. – Eckhart Tolle

Mar 12, 2022

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – the 14th Dalai Lama

Mar 11, 2022

Everyone wants happiness, but the true way to reach perfect happiness is to bring happiness to others - Patrul Rinpoche

Mar 10, 2022

I am living in the eternally happy present. It is not a mundane happiness, which becomes boring after a while so that you welcome a little difficulty just for a change. The joy that has come upon me is a thousand million times more intoxicating—ever-changing, ever-new. In that consciousness you feel all the happiness in the world passing through you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Mar 9, 2022

Consciousness has produced this play. Consciousness has written the script. Consciousness is playing all the characters. And Consciousness is witnessing the play. It’s a one-man show. – Ramesh Balsekar

Mar 8, 2022

From adversity we can learn the value of patience. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Mar 7, 2022

When I run after what I think I want,
My days are a furnace of distress and anxiety;
If I sit in my own place of patience,
What I need flows to me,
And without any pain.
From this I understand that
What I want also wants me,
Is looking for me
And attracting me;
When it cannot attract me
Any more to go to it,
It has to come to me.
There is a great secret
In this for anyone
Who can grasp it.
– Rumi

Mar 6, 2022

Note that this journey is uniquely yours, no one else’s. So the path has to be your own. You cannot imitate somebody else’s journey and still be true to yourself.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mar 5, 2022

Choose happiness, not success, as your life's goal. If you become successful but aren't happy, then what is the point? – Haemin Sunim

Mar 4, 2022

It's not what the mind says.
It's how seriously it is taken.
– Mooji

Mar 3, 2022

Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act. – Ram Dass

Mar 2, 2022

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.
- Osho

Mar 1, 2022

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, our compassion for others does not change even if they behave negatively. Our sense of responsibility gives rise to a wish to help others actively overcome their problems.

Feb 28, 2022

To live is enough. - Shunryu Suzuki

Feb 27, 2022

Life is available only in the present moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Feb 26, 2022

Bodies and minds don’t have Awareness; Awareness has bodies and minds. - Rupert Spira

Feb 25, 2022

If the ultimate goal of life is peace & happiness, are you on the right path? If not, do you fear making a change of direction? (As in going inward.) Would you rather stick with the known & suffer than embrace the apparent unknown? – Pat Croce

Feb 24, 2022

Awareness does the observing; thought does the judging. - Rupert Spira

Feb 23, 2022

You don't need to see different things, but rather to see things differently" - Lama Surya Das

Feb 22, 2022

It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectedness of all that exists. - Eckhart Tolle

Feb 21, 2022

When you are a young person, you are like a young creek, and you meet many rocks, many obstacles and difficulties on your way. You hurry to get past these obstacles and get to the ocean.

But as the creek moves down through the fields, it becomes larges and calmer and it can enjoy the reflection of the sky. It's wonderful. You will arrive at the sea anyway so enjoy the journey. Enjoy the sunshine, the sunset, the moon, the birds, the trees, and the many beauties along the way. Taste every moment of your daily life. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Feb 20, 2022

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky;
Then I awoke. Now I wonder:
Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly,
Or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
– Chuang Tzu

Feb 19, 2022

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. – Maya Angelou

Feb 18, 2022

When you realize the purpose of any situation is to help you awaken to the essential Happiness you are, then you become curious rather than emotional to what the situation/person is trying to teach me? The Divine Universe knows exactly what you need, when you need it! – Pat Croce

Feb 17, 2022

Enlightenment could be defined as the absence of resistance to what is, the total intimacy with whatever is taking place, without any desire to reject or replace it. - Rupert Spira

Feb 16, 2022

The agonized ego is a ring of defense around nothing. – Alan Watts

Feb 15, 2022

It is the person you imagine yourself to be that suffers, not you. It is merely a bundle of memories and habits. Dissolve it in awareness. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Feb 14, 2022

If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself. – Rumi

Feb 13, 2022

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. – Maya Angelou

Feb 12, 2022

Rejection is redirection. Better things are awaiting. Trust in synchronicity. Trust the intuition. Trust the universe. It is not willing to hurt you. How could it be willing to hurt itself? You are That. It is all you. For you. For you to realize your Eternal Self. – Karla

Feb 11, 2022

Many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. – Bell Hooks

Feb 10, 2022

The discovery that our self is not essentially a body or a mind, but is in fact the aware being or presence that knows or witnesses them, has radical and profound implications. - Rupert Spira

Feb 9, 2022

I am a continuation like the rain is the continuation of the cloud. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Feb 8, 2022

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. – Maya Angelou

Feb 7, 2022

Love breathes Nowness. - Karla

Feb 6, 2022

Don't cling to any certainty. This very readiness to remain in uncertainty is courage. Life is uncertain. And an intelligent being always remains uncertain. – Osho

Feb 5, 2022

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. – Maya Angelou

Feb 4, 2022

Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive. Inner peace does not. – Eckhart Tolle

Feb 3, 2022

All desire seeks only the end of desire. - Rupert Spira

Feb 2, 2022

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. – Don Miguel Ruiz

Feb 1, 2022

When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore. – Eckhart Tolle

Jan 31, 2022

Love is the name we give reality when we approach it through feeling. – Rupert Spira

Jan 30, 2022

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. – Lewis B. Smedes

Jan 29, 2022

Only through our connectedness to others can we really see and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others. – Harriet Goldhor Lerner

Jan 28, 2022

Recognizing that loneliness is another form of hunger and removing shame and self-judgement is a good first step towards reconnecting with others. – Vivek Murthy

Jan 27, 2022

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer that person is your presence. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Jan 26, 2022

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou

Jan 25, 2022

We have to recognize that we are living in a system that has gotten out of balance in which the zeal for independence and individuality has left us alienated from the structures not only of family and community but from nature. – Ram Dass

Jan 24, 2022

This body of mine will disintegrate, but my actions will continue me. If you think I am only this body, then you have not truly seen me. When you see someone walking with mindfulness and compassion, you know he is my continuation. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Jan 23, 2022

Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty. – Rumi

Jan 22, 2022

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. -Thich Nhat Hanh

Jan 21, 2022

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. – Mother Teresa

Jan 20, 2022

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Jan 19, 2022

When love prevails, fear departs. – Rumi

Jan 18, 2022

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy. ― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jan 17, 2022

Every human thought, word, or deed is based on fear or love. Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, hides, hoards, harms. Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, reveals, shares, heals. You have free choice about which of these to select. – Neale Donald Walsch

Jan 16, 2022

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. - James Miles

Jan 15, 2022

The real source of inner strength and self-confidence is warm-heartedness. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Jan 14, 2022

Find the sweetness in your own heart so you may find it in every heart. – Rumi

Jan 13, 2022

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

Jan 12, 2022

I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I didn't think that progress in necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the. moment. And if you ask m e why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave's a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace, Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that's what there is do do and get it while you can and good luck at it. – Joan Didion

Jan 11, 2022

When the mind is full of memories and preoccupied by the future, it misses the freshness of the present moment. In this way, we fail to recognize the luminous simplicity of mind that is always present behind the veils of thought. – Matthieu Richard

Jan 10, 2022

Do not seek love, do not look for the light, but be it, offer it; the joy of loving another is infinitely greater than the joy of fearfully clinging to another’s love, for deep down you know it is only an illusion that what you have always longed for could ever have come from outside of you. You are the One; you have always been the One. The search ends exactly where it began-presence. – Jeff Foster

Jan 9, 2022

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Viktor Frankl

Jan 8, 2022

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle

Jan 7, 2022

I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life. – Paramahansa Yoganda

Jan 6, 2022

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. – Eckhart Tolle

Jan 5, 2022

The impulse to try to solve problems by use of force is out of date and old-fashioned. Since we are now all so interdependent, the appropriate solution is to engage in dialogue—it’s something to which we can all contribute. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Jan 4, 2022

Time cannot take us out of time, as space cannot take us out of space. All you get by waiting is more waiting. Absolute perfection is here and now, not in some future, near or far. The secret is in action – here and now. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jan 3, 2022

We’re fascinated by the words – but where we meet is in the silence behind them. – Ram Dass

Jan 2, 2022

Life was meant to be happy. If you don't believe that, then life will have no choice but to play itself out according to your non-belief. – Neale Donald Walsh

Jan 1, 2022

Look at the smile on the earth's lips this morning, she laid with me again last night. ― Hafiz

Dec 31, 2021

Here’s a great thought from Socrates for the NewYear 2022: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Leave the old with the past & evolve with the new in the present. Celebrate! – Pat Croce

Dec 30, 2021

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan Watts

Dec 29, 2021

True giving is a thoroughly joyous thing to do. We experience happiness when we form the intention to give, in the actual act of giving, and in the recollection of the fact we have given. Generosity is a celebration. When we give something to someone we feel connected to them, and our commitment to the path of peace and awareness deepens, – Sharon Salzberg

Dec 28, 2021

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu

Dec 27, 2021

You do not need to always conceptualize, interpret, or label everything that comes into your awareness. - Eckhart Tolle

Dec 26, 2021

The next message you need is always right where you are. - Ram Dass

Dec 25, 2021

I am
A hole in a flute
That the Christ's breath moves through
Listen to this
Music
– Hafiz

Dec 24, 2021

All suffering is born of desire. How can the sense of unity be frustrated? What can be frustrated is the desire for expression, Such desire is of the mind. As with all things mental, frustration is inevitable. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dec 23, 2021

Each of us needs what nature give us, when nature gives it. – Marcus Aurelius

Dec 22, 2021

Your body and the universe are a single field of energy, information, and consciousness. The body is your connection to the cosmic computer., which is organizing an infinity of events simultaneously. By listening to your body and responding to it with awareness, you tap into the field of infinite possibility, where the natural experience is peace, harmony, and joy. – Deepak Chopra

Dec 21, 2021

There is no question of failure...It is like traveling a long an arduous road in an unknown country. Of all the innumerable step there is only the last that brings you to your destination. Yet you would not consider all the previous steps as failures. Each brought you nearer to your goal, even when you had to turn back and bypass an obstacle. In reality each step brings you closer to your goal because to be always on the move, learning, discovering, unfolding, is you r eternal destiny. Living is life's only purpose. ― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dec 20, 2021

What we seem to value most in modern society, –– status, wealth, achievement, and fame –– doesn't guarantee happiness. With more money, we can purchase more privacy, we can live on secluded estates, we can even travel exclusively on our own boat or plane...If we are not vigilant, such success can lead to a life that feels increasingly lonely as the distance between the individual and other people grows. Vivek Murthy

Dec 19, 2021

Whatever the question, love is the answer. – Wayne W. Dyer

Dec 18, 2021

Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love the verb...Reactive people make it a feeling. If our feelings control our actions, it is because we have abdicated our responsibility and empowered them to do so. Proactive people make love a verb. Love is something you do, the sacrifices you make, the giving of self...Love is a value that is actualized through loving actions. Proactive people subordinate feelings for values. Love the feeling can be recaptured. – Stephen R. Covey

Dec 17, 2021

One cannot "master" love, one can only serve as a vessel of love. – Henry S. Mindlin (Introduction to The Gift, Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master

Dec 16, 2021

There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it. –– Michael A. Singer

Dec 15, 2021

The voice of the river that has emptied into the Ocean
Now laughs and signs just like God. ― Hafiz

Dec 14, 2021

Unhappiness or negativity is a disease on our planet...People believe themselves dependent on what happens to them for their happiness. They don’t realize what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe… They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened and shouldn’t have or as deficient because of something that has not happened that should have. And they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that is always already here, that lies beyond what is happening or not happening… ― Eckart Tolle

Dec 13, 2021

There is no greater illusion than fear,
no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself,
no greater misfortune than having an enemy.

Whoever can see through all fear
will always be safe.
― Tao te Ching

Dec 12, 2021

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
― Robert F. Kennedy

Dec 11, 2021

Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
― Ramana Maharshi.

Dec 10, 2021

You imagine that without cause there can be no happiness. To me dependence on anything for happiness is utter misery. Pleasure and pain have causes, while my state is my own – totally uncaused, independent, unassailable. ― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dec 9, 2021

The source of all creation is pure consciousness...pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. And when we realize that are true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power of that manifests everything in the universe. ― Deepak Chopra

Dec 8, 2021

You don't have to turn this into something. It doesn't have to upset you. Things can't shape our decisions by themselves. ― Marcus Aurelius

Dec 7, 2021

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
― Alan Watts

Dec 6, 2021

Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine. ― Shunryu Suzuki

Dec 5, 2021

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Dec 4, 2021

The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. ― Viktor Frankl

Dec 3, 2021

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ― The 14th Dalai Lama

Dec 2, 2021

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object. ― Ram Dass

Dec 1, 2021

When the violin can forgive the past it start singing. ..When the violin can forgive every wound caused by Others, the heart starts singing. ― Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master

Nov 30, 2021

You might not be able to change the conditions presented right now, but you most certainly can change & control the way in which you experience the unwanted. Avoid preconceived judgements & be open & aware to new possibilities unfolding.
― Pat Croce

Nov 29, 2021

For each new morning with it’s light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nov 28, 2021

The root of joy is gratefulness. It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.
― David Steindl-Rast

Nov 27, 2021

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
― Lao Tzu

Nov 26, 2021

True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for that experience.
― Oprah Winfrey

Nov 25, 2021

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
― Rumi

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