Into Thin Air

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We interface into this world out of nothing

Like a hand into the glove

We fit inside it like we were made for it

Made of it and we are but

We come from somewhere else

That is not this world Continue reading

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“… the person who had nothing to do, and who knows how to be simple and unconfused. Even though a bodhisattva who has ascended the ten bodhisattva levels gave all his heart and mind to discovering the traces of someone who has nothing to do, he would not be able to find him.” (Linji)

“If we cultivate the spirit of aimlessness, we will be fresh and free like the rose. But if the rose wishes to become a lotus, she will no longer be happy. A rose should just be a rose, and deeply manifest all her beauty and fragrance in the present moment.”

“One day the thirteenth century Vietnamese Zen master, Tue Trung, was at a big meal where both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes were served. When he served himself from one of the non-vegetarian dishes, his sister asked, ‘You’re a Zen master, but you’re eating non-vegetarian food. How can you become a Buddha?’ He responded, “I don’t need to become Buddha, and Buddha doesn’t need to become me.” (Thich Nhat Hanh) Continue reading

I Fell In Love With Myself

“We do not believe in ourselves

until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable,

worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.

Once we believe in ourselves we can risk

curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight

or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

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Living the New Earth

The New Earth is a place that you create by the way in which you move through life.

As Krishnamurti said: “We move in the space we create as we move.”

These 20 things are where the rubber meets the road. Check them out! Happy Living!

20 things to do today

Universal Religion

Dalai Lama Kindness

“If we practice religion properly, or genuinely, religion is not something outside but in our hearts. The essence of any religion is good heart. Sometimes I call love and compassion a universal religion. This is my religion. Complicated philosophy, this and that, sometimes create more trouble and problems. If these sophisticated philosophies are useful for the development of good heart, then good: use them fully. If these complicated philosophies or systems become an obstacle to a good heart then better to leave them. This is what I feel.”

— HH Dalai Lama