Monday, July 8, 2019

Via Daily Dharma: A Tender and Forgiving Practice

Maybe the first rule we should begin with, if we want meditation to be in our life for a long time, is: Don’t make a rigid structure and then chastise ourselves when we don’t live up to it. Better to keep a limber mind and develop a tenderness toward existence.

—Natalie Goldberg, “Rules for a Long-Term Relationship

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - July 7, 2019 đź’Ś

The truth is everywhere. Wherever you are, it’s right where you are, when you can see it. And you can see it through whatever vehicle you are working with, you can free yourself from certain attachments that keep you from seeing it. The scientist doesn’t stop being a scientist, nor anybody stop being anything. You find how to do the things to yourself which allow you to find truth where you are at the moment. I’d say we never find out anything new, we just remember it.

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Finding the Sacred in Change Inbox x

In trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. It’s easy to forget that life and death are part of the natural scheme of things, intrinsic to our lives in an eternally shifting universe.

—Ronna Kabatznick, “Sea of Sorrow

Via Daily Dharma: How to Be Free

If you can maintain a mind of equanimity, you are free, no matter what the conditions.

—Master Sheng-Yen, “The Wanderer