give ourselves time

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In meditation we give ourselves time to allow the waves of the mind to subside. It can help to regulate the breathing as our breath and our thoughts are connected. But mainly we are patient with ourselves and direct our attention inward as best we can.

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Buddha Face

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from the Sutra of 42 Chapters:

Chapter 9: Knowledge and Practice

The Buddha said, “For those who accrue extensive knowledge of the Way, becoming enamored with it, the Way is difficult to attain.For those with unwavering resolve in following the Way, the Way is great indeed.”

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Bruce Lee musings

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Inwardly, psychologically, be a nobody.”

“Always be yourself, express yourself,

have faith in yourself.”

– Bruce Lee

The 1968 Pocketbook

With special permission from the Bruce Lee estate, here is an exclusive look at several pages (link) from his 1968 pocketbook, penned shortly before Lee’s twenty-eighth birthday, each transcribed below, beginning with Napoleon Hill’s “Daily Success Creed”, which Lee copied into his notebooks.

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earth

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon.

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“Look, here is a tree in the garden, and we call it an apple tree because the tree “apples.” That’s what it does. Alright, now here is a solar system inside a galaxy, and one of the peculiarities of this solar system is that at least on the planet Earth, the thing peoples! In just the same way that an apple tree apples!”

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Known as the "Black Marble", this image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.

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our life a work of art

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you are my sky

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Thich Nhat Hanh

After a retreat in southern California, an artist asked me, “What is the way to look at a flower so that I can make the most of it for my art?” I said, “If you look in that way, you cannot be in touch with the flower. Abandon all your projects so you can be with the flower with no intention of exploiting it or getting something from it.” The same artist told me, “When I am with a friend, I want to profit from him or her.” Of course we can profit from a friend, but a friend is more than a source of profit. Just to be with a friend, without thinking to ask for his or her support, help, or advice, is an art.
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