swimming. dancing. running.
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
Lao Tzu (via ecstaticallyinspired)
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What the ego habitually tries to avoid, presence can welcome without reaction. In surrender we find that suddenly there is no need to be anywhere but where we are. In ego there is the habitual drive toward something other than what is. When we are not opposing our experience by wanting it to be different in some way, each moment is an infinite field of possibility, intelligence, and profound support.
Richard Moss (via unconditionedconsciousness)
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via thelittlephilosopher)
We have two alternatives: either we question our beliefs - or we don’t. Either we accept our fixed versions of reality- or we begin to challenge them. In Buddha’s opinion, to train in staying open and curious - to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs - is the best use of our human lives.
As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.
If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death — or shall I say, death implies life — you can conceive yourself. Not conceive, but feel yourself, not as a stranger in the world, not as someone here on sufferance, on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself. So, say in Hindu mythology, they say that the world is the drama of God. God is not something in Hindu mythology with a white beard that sits on a throne, that has royal perogatives. God in Indian mythology is the self, Satcitananda. Which means sat, that which is, chit, that which is consciousness; that which is ananda is bliss. In other words, what exists, reality itself is gorgeous, it is the fullness of total joy.
Alan Watts (via sonez)
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer (via samsaranmusing)
Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word ‘water’ is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.
Alan Watts, Buddhism: The Religion of No-Religion (via dharmasimulation)