Archives for category: Expectation

December 3, 2014 CW wreathes 031

 

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Excellence is the result

of Caring more than others think is Wise,

Risking more than others think is Safe,

Dreaming more than others think is Practical,

and Expecting more than others think is Possible.

 

Ronnie Oldham

 

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October 11, 2014 family 009

 

If you wish to experience peace,

provide peace for another.

 

HH Tenzin Gyatso

 

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September 5, 2014 phragmites 076

 

Water which is too pure

has no fish.

 
Ts’ai Ken T’an

 

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August 16, 2014 garden 018

 

Where beauty is, then there is ugliness;
where right is, also there is wrong.

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Knowledge and ignorance are interdependent;
delusion and enlightenment condition each other.

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Since olden times it has been so.
How could it be otherwise now?

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Wanting to get rid of one and grab the other
is merely realizing a scene of stupidity.

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Even if you speak of the wonder of it all,
how do you deal with each thing changing?
Ryokan

 

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july 25, 2014 beach 009

 

The earth is trying to teach humans

that everything is spirit…

Being human is an opportunity

to bring spirit into all that is material…

The quality and intensity

of resonance

emanated from a given point

is thus attracted back.

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When one brings spirit

into the human realm,

it can spiritualize matter.

Matter can then become lighter,

(indeed liberated),

not as dense as before.

 

Kuan Yin

 

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July 20, 2014 butterflies 018

It is important to expect nothing,

to take every experience,

including the negative ones,

as merely steps on the path,

and to proceed.

 

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Ram Dass/ /Richard Alpert

 

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July 11, 2014 garden 070
We must learn to reawaken
and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid,
but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
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Henry David Thoreau
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June 30, 2014 017

A teacher cannot give you the truth.
The truth is already in you;
You only need to open yourself –
body, mind and heart-
so that his or her teachings
will penetrate your own seeds
of understanding and enlightenment.
If you let the words enter you,
the soil and the seeds
will do the rest of the work.

 
Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

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June 20 Between 054People 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,

green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child

— our own two eyes.

All is a miracle.

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

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June 8, 2014 swans 005

A child’s world

is fresh and new and beautiful,

full of wonder and excitement.

It is our misfortune

that for most of us

that clear-eyed vision,

that true instinct for

what is beautiful and awe-inspiring,

is dimmed and even lost

before we reach adulthood.

Rachel Carson

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