Marcel Proust

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:46

We do not receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness, which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world.

Marcel Proust

Dogen

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:45

The way of the Buddha is to know yourself;
To know yourself is to forget yourself;
To forget yourself is to be awakened by all things.

Dogen

Lao Tzu

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:45

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened

Lao Tzu
(mystic philosopher of ancient China)

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:44

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Viktor Frankl

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:43

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.

Viktor Frankl,
Man’s Search for Meaning

Tara Brach

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:42

When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it as.

Tara Brach,
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:42

Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future…. Our appointment with life is in the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Goldstein

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:40

It is amazing to observe how much power we give unknowingly to uninvited thoughts; “Do this, say that, remember, plan, obsess, judge.” They have the potential to drive us crazy, and they often do!

J. Goldstein,
Insight Meditation; the Practice of Freedom

Buddha

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:39

There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads . . . to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension. . to a happier life here and now . . And, what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body.

The Buddha,
from the Satipatthana Sutta

Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:32

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself

Leonardo da Vinci