"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are
your greatest treasures." ~Lao Tzu
"If you want to be happy, be." — Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoi
"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~
"Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of
cosmic lawgiver." ~Alan Watts
"No man is an island, but some of us are long peninsulas.
~ Ashleigh Brilliant
"God doesn't make special reports to me ~ I just have to assume the universe is
operating properly." ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
"Instead of past, present, and future, I'd prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry."
~ Ashleigh Brilliant
"It's all really very simple. You don't have to choose between being kind to
yourself and others. It's one and the same."
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~Lao Tzu
"True communication is communion―the realization of oneness, which is love."
“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer”
"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for
living now." ~Alan Watts
The Hopi Elders
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself
for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold onto the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open and our heads
above the water.
See who is in there with you
At this time in history,
we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do,
our spiritual growth and journey
comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle
from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now
must be done in a sacred manner
and in celebration.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona
Do not search for us, we will find you.
Do not wait for us, we are here...all ready.
Do not whisper your name, we know it well.
We have loved you forever, time will tell...
We are your Guardian Angels."
Thou are one, the root of all numbers, but not as an element of
numeration; for unity admits not of multiplication, change, or form.
Thou art one, and in the secret of Thy unity the wisest of men are lost, because
they know it not.
Thou art one, and they unity is never diminished, never extended, and cannot be
Though art one, and no thought of mine can fix for thee a limit, or define Thee.
Thou art, but not as one existent, for the understanding and vision of mortals
cannot attain to Thy existence, nor determine for Thee the where, the how and the
---------- Solomon Ben Jehudah Gabirol
In the "Kether-Malchut"
"Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms
may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful
sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be
disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep?
The source is within you And this whole world is
springing up from it."
Know that the world is a mirror from head to foot,
In every atom are a hundred blazing suns.
If you cleave the heart of one drop of water,
A hundred pure oceans emerge from it....
In the pupil of the eye is a heaven.
What though the corn grain of the heart be small,
It is a station of the Lord of both worlds to dwell therein.
~Shabistari - The Garden of Mystery
You use the mind nonstop…
but when the mind quiets
there is no more
seeking for God.
God finds you.
––Sri Babaji, The Initiation
The difficulties of life
do not keep you
They show you to its door.
Language has created
the word “Loneliness”
to express the pain
of being alone,
and the word “Solitude”
to express the glory
of being alone.
Those who don’t feel this life
pulling them like a river,
those who don’t drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don’t want to change,
let them sleep.
Your hand opens and closes,
open and closes.
If it were always a fist
or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.
What this power is, I cannot say.
All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available
only when you are in that state of mind
in which you know exactly what you want...
and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.
––Alexander Graham Bell
There is a terrible hunger for love.
We all experience that in our lives
––the pain, the loneliness.
We must have the courage
to recognize it.
The poor you may have
right in your own family.
Find them. Love them.
at the boundary
between order and chaos,
when we’re poised between the two.
In our own lives,
the edge is where
we are constantly
reinventing our culture,
––Danah Zohar, The Quantum Society
The inferior teacher
tells you that something is wrong with you
and offers to fix it.
The superior teacher
tells you that something is right with you
and helps you bring it forth.
Where one stands
determines what one sees.
Most of our day
is gift after gift...
If we wake up to it.
––Brother David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer
If you do not see what is around
you every day, what will you see
when you go to Tangiers?
What would you be doing
differently, if your first priority
was living today to its fullest?
A juggler does so many tricks––
but, as he juggles, his mind is
always fixed on the object. Just so,
with practice you can learn
to fix the mind on God
while doing any work.
IF words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come
from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.
"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human
limitations and inadequacies. At such moments one imagines that one stands on
some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly
moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable; life and death flow into one, and
there is neither evolution nor destiny; only Being."
"It is necessary to understand that I Am, In order that I may know that I Am Not,
So that, at last, I may realize that, I Am Not, therefore I Am."
- Ask the Awakened by Wei Wu Wei
"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build
"Truth does not become error just because nobody believes it."
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything
but be yourself.
"To go out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important." - Alan
“Absence of thoughts does not mean a blank. There must be one to know the
blank,” Sri Ramana Maharshi
"A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds." ~Mark Twain
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I
can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
"But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might
turn out to be. "