Sunday, December 7, 2014

Flower of the Day: 12/06/14

"When we arrive in this realm through the physical body, our vision gets veiled, meaning that our perception diminishes. Thus, we take the real for the unreal, and we believe the unreal to be real. This is the main source of human suffering. We then continue to deal with suffering until we reach a saturation point and get tired of it. At that point, we start seeing that there may be something wrong with our perception, and so begin the work of self-awareness by increasing our perception. That's how we remove the veil of ignorance that covers our higher self."

Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

Fear of Silence | December 6, 2014

I have the impression that many of us are afraid of silence. We’re always taking in something—text, music, radio, television, or thoughts—to occupy the space. If quiet and space are so important for our happiness, why don’t we make more room for them in our lives?

- Thich Nhat Hahn, "Fear of Silence"