“Try making a commitment to getting into the meditation posture at least once a day. You don’t have to sit for any particular length of time, just get on the cushion. A lot of times, the hardest part is getting there. Once you’re sitting down, you think, ‘I might as well sit for a few minutes,’ and more often than not, you’re getting full sessions in.” ~ Insight Meditation Society co-founder, Joseph Goldstein
Only when we are no longer afraid, do we begin to live in every experience, painful, or joyous, to live in gratitude for every moment, to live abundantly.
~ Dorothy Thompson
We are here, and it is now.
Further, than that,
all human knowledge is moonshine.
~ H.L. Mencken
Life is only this place,
and these people right here and now.
~ Vincent Collins
We must learn how to identify the opposing sides in our inner conflicts. Take anger: we need to see how destructive it is and at the same time, realize there are antidotes within our own thoughts and emotions that can counter it. So by understanding how negative it is and then by strengthening our positive thoughts and emotions, we can gradually reduce the force of our anger and hatred. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
In the middle of this road, we call our life
I found myself in a dark wood
with no clear path through. ~ Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, “Inferno.”
With Your sweet soul, this soul of mine,
Has mixed as Water does with wine.
Who can part the wine and water,
Or me and You when we combine.
Your love has pierced me through and through. ~ Rumi