Archives for posts with tag: Awareness

February 1, 2015 moss garden 007

 

 

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe,

a part limited in time and space.

He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling

as something separated from the rest,

a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

 

This delusion is a kind of prison for us,

restricting us to our personal desires

and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

Our task must be to free ourselves

from this prison

by widening our circle of compassion

to embrace all living creatures

and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein

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December 12, 2014 ornaments 017

 

If you think the Kingdom of God is above you,

then birds will find it first.

 

If you think it is in the ocean,

then fish will discover it before you do.

 

Look…. the Kingdom of God

is within you and all around you.

 

The Gospel of Thomas

 

Seeking within, you will find stillness.

Here there is no more fear or attachment-

only joy.

 

The Dhammapada

 

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December  11, 2014 cold 085.

OM is not an immaterial abstraction

which transcends the world

of matter and earthly existence;

it is the world we live in

but do not see.

It is here- now,

I-Thou,

and “the reality that flows.”

 

William Braden

 

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December  11, 2014 cold 061

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I Am the Light which is upon them all.

I am the All.

All things came from Me and

All things will return to Me.

Split the timber and there I Am.

Lift a stone and you

will discover Me there.

 

The Gospel of Thomas

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I Am the origin of all things.

All things came from Me.

Whether moving or unmoving,

all things exist in Me.

 

The Bhagavad Gita

 

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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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November 28, 2014 thanksgiving 029

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Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.

 

Landon Parham

 

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

 

Mary Anne Radmacher

 

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November 28, 2014 thanksgiving 118

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Patience does not mean

to passively endure.

It means to be farsighted enough

to trust the end result of a process.

What does patience mean?

It means to look at the thorn

and see the rose,

to look at the night

and see the dawn.

Impatience means

to be so shortsighted

as to not be able to see the outcome.

The lovers of God

never run out of patience,

for they know that time is needed

for the crescent moon to become full.

Elif Shafak

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November 22, 2014 frost 045

Do not spoil what you have

by desiring what you have not;

remember that what you now have

was once among the things

you only hoped for.

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Epicurus

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November 22, 2014 frost 053

Lord, thou knowest better than myself

that I am growing older and will soon be old.

Keep me from becoming too talkative,

and especially from the unfortunate habit

of thinking that I must say something

on every subject and at every opportunity.

Release me from the idea

that I must straighten out other peoples’ affairs.

With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom,

it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it.

But thou knowest, Lord,

that in the end I will need a few friends.

Keep me from the recital of endless details;

give me wings to get to the point.

Grant me the patience

to listen to the complaints of others;

help me to endure them with charity.

But seal my lips on my own aches and pains —

they increase with the increasing years

and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.

I will not ask thee for improved memory,

only for a little more humility

and less self-assurance

when my own memory doesn’t agree with that of others.

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.

Keep me reasonably gentle.

I do not have the ambition to become a saint –

– it is so hard to live with some of them –

– but a harsh old person is one of the devil’s masterpieces.

Make me sympathetic without being sentimental,

helpful but not bossy.

Let me discover merits where I had not expected them,

and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any.

And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so.

Amen
Margot Benary-Isbert

 

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November 12, 2014 golden day 125

 

The two hardest tests

on the spiritual road

are the patience

to wait for the right moment

and the courage

not to be disappointed

with what we encounter.

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Paulo Coelho

 

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