Rumi (via sun-hawk)
When a superior man hears of the Tao,
he immediately begins to embody it.
When an average man hears of the Tao,
he half believes it, half doubts it.
When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud.
If he didn’t laugh,
it wouldn’t be the Tao.
Thus it is said:
The path into the…
Stop, just for a moment, and consider this: You’ve been given another day on this earth. This day is to be honoured.
Let your heart break into a million pieces today, if it wants to. Allow yourself to cry today, if tears come. Feel vulnerable today, if vulnerability visits. Allow all of life to move through you.
A taste. A glance. A breath. The touch of a loved one’s hand. The vibrantly alive and familiar upsurge of joy or pain. This is a day of gratitude for the smallest and most ‘insignificant’ of happenings, even for those which seem unworthy of your gratitude.
This is not just ‘another’ day. This is your first day, and your last day. Your only day. Your longed-for day of grace.❞
THE RIGHT PLACE FOR LIFE
Your heart is broken. You no longer feel at home. The world as you knew it is crumbling. You feel you have lost something very precious to you. Life doesn’t seem fair, kind, or right. You long to escape. To rewind to the way things were, or to fast-forward to how things could be. You feel disconnected, lonely and lost, even beyond help.
Stop. Breathe. This is exactly how things are supposed to be right now. This is life, not a violation of life. A Universe cannot go ‘wrong’. Life only goes ‘wrong’ in our thinking. Come out of the movie of past and future, time and space, and turn to meet a sacred moment, this moment, the only moment there is. Remember your presence, here and now. Feel the body pulsating. Feel the heart pounding, the chest expanding and contracting. Feel the raw life that is here, enveloping you, filling you, animating you, being you. Feel your feet on the ground. Know that the next step can only be taken from here, where you are, the true ground. Relax into never knowing what the next step will be before it is taken. Trust that you cannot trust right now. Be here. Yes, be here.
Your heart may be broken, friend, your dreams may be crumbling to dust, but you’re always in the right place for life.❞
Jeff Foster (via oceanandwave)
Humans have made images of God for twenty-five thousand years. Some cultures such as Judaism and Islam forbid this but most other religions have some sort of visual depiction of their Gods and Goddesses. There is a story of Abraham the Patriarch of the three “Abrahamic” religions. His father was…
The Illusion of Time
Osho (via budddha)
Today I will take on one thing at a time.
Today I will accept whatever arises as if I had chosen it.