Thursday, January 10, 2019

Via Daily Dharma: Finding What You Need

The perfect student is you. You have within you all the ingredients you need to practice. You are in charge, and once you realize this, you will seek—and find—all the help you need.

—Michael Wenger, “Competing with the Incomparable

Via Daily Dharma: Nonviolence Starts Within

Meditation practice and the cultivation of heart-mind awareness give us the opportunity to respond to our emotions in a very nonviolent and compassionate way.

—Gerry Shishin Wick, “The Great Heart Way

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - January 6, 2019 đź’Ś

To us Maharaj-ji often repeated, "Sub Ek!" "It's all One!" He had a gesture in which he would hold up his index finger, almost in admonition, as if to say, "Can't you see it's all One?" Buddha, Christ, Moses, and Krishna are all just different aspects of the same being.

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Turning Problems into Possibilities

The moment you notice it, take hold of that mental affliction with your attention and purposefully turn it into an aspiration. It’s as though you see the mental affliction as raw material, the way a potter would view clay. You don’t see clay as a problem; you see it as an opportunity to create something.

—Lama Kathy Wesley, “Your Mistakes Are Progress

Via Daily Dharma: Dare To Drop Your Resistance Inbox x

If we slow down and drop our resistance to work’s unpleasantness, we discover that we are resourceful enough to be daring, free from fear and arrogance. Such confidence enables us to know instinctively which situations need to be confronted, which should be nourished, and which can be disregarded.

—Michael Carroll, “Mahakala at Work