Monday, April 15, 2019

Via Daily Dharma: Interconnectedness in Action

Everything is contingent upon everything else… People, animals, and other plants flourish, and give themselves in turn. The Buddha suggested that human beings can get along best by following this natural way of things. Giving creates happiness; greed creates misery.

—Robert Aitken Roshi, “Giving Full Circle

Via Daily Dharma: Freedom Is Here

The two things that you are always free to do—despite your circumstances—are to be present and to be willing to love.

—Jack Kornfield, “Set the Compass of Your Heart

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - April 14, 2019 šŸ’Œ

Whether you are a parent or a teacher, anything; whatever your gig is, the only thing you can offer to another being is your consciousness. You are an environment for everyone you meet, in which they can become as conscious as they are ready to become. Offer your most conscious being to others. 

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: The Best Time Is Now

The best time to meditate, the best place, the best length of practice is the one that you actually do. Showing up for the practice today, however long or short, is enough.

—Kate Johnson, “Calming the Not Now Mind

Via Daily Dharma: Creating Real Change

When meaningful change happens, it doesn’t mean a change in position but a change in how we live together and how we treat each other.

—An interview with Krista Tippett by James Shaheen, “Talking with the Other Side