A mind of peace will create peace. A mind of conflict will create conflict. Holding on to past slights, injustices, and insults will keep them alive within. Letting go of those things will release the feelings of hatred, resentment, and bitterness. A mind lazy with indulgences will become a slave to desire and temptation. A disciplined mind will not be affected by the greatest temptations. Rather than living through the extremes of life, behave with open honesty, moderation,
As your mind-body stills, you begin to see clearly. Instead of “you” watching the rain drop, there is only rain dropping. Rather than a separate you doing the action of “watching” the rain, there is the splash, splash, splash. With mindfulness, everything comes together in harmony. Breathing in, breathing out. Like a bow sliding across a violin in one slow hum, you are continuous, open to the sound. You are not separate from the rest of life. You inter-are. You are relations.
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
When the mind is empty, everything is possible, nothing is possible.
There is existence and non-existence, not just existence, not just non-existence.
The more knowledge that one has, the more limited one is to that knowledge.
The teacup overflows unless it is empty of its contents.
With the right intention in the moment, nothing is good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. Eve
Your teacher will be there when you are ready to accept the teaching. When you are truly ready, there will be no teacher. As you open yourself to what is, you will leave behind yourself. The more you try to be someone, the more the opposite reveals itself. Rather than lecture on how to be or not be, be and not be. Without any expectation of praise or reward, without seeking to become, you already are. There is no need to show off. There is no need to pretend to be favorable o