Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Black Elk, Lao Tzu, Aldous Huxley, Dalai Lama, Marcus Aurelius, Carlos Barrios


"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the centre of the universe, dwells the Great Spirit, and that this centre is really everywhere, it is within each of us." - Black Elk

The greatest wisdom is in simplicity, Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way. -Carlos Barrios

"Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself.
By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful. You realize that you are capable of sitting like a king or queen on a throne. The regalness of that situation shows you the dignity that comes from being still and simple." ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

"If we penetrate deeply into all aspects and all areas of life, we will find that hidden behind everything is love. We will discover that love is the force, the power and inspiration behind every word and every action. This applies to all people, irrespective of race, caste, creed, sect, religion or of what work people do." - Amma

"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men." - Albert Einstein

"We often think of peace as the absence of
war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we
could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our
own minds - our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we
transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons
for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or
later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes
anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in
your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully"-Thich Nhat Hanh

Always we hope someone else has the answer. some other place will be better, some other time it will all turn out. This is it. no one else has the answer. no other place will be better, and it has already turned out. At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. There is no need to run outside for better seeing. Nor to peer from a window. Rather abide at the center of your being; for the more you leave it, the less you learn. Search your heart and see the way to do is to be. ~Lao Tzu~

A child-like person is not one whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, but a person who has given theirself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention."
~Aldous Huxley~

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air, a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air,but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize:a blue sky,white clouds,the green leaves the black,curious eyes of a child~our own two eyes. All is a Miracle." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. - Dalai Lama

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. - Goethe

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful quotes....I'm going to tweet your positivity around. Thank you.

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  2. Thanks - I'll add a Twitter Button....

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  3. Thank you for this beautiful blog post! I hope you don't mind if I write a nice review about it as I couldn't agree more!

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