Be totally empty, embrace the tranquility of peace. Watch the workings of all creation, observe how endings become beginnings.
The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
"The headdresses of the Egyptians have great symbolic and emblematic importance, for they represent the auric bodies of the superhuman intelligences, and are used in the same way that the nimbus, halo, and aureole are used in Christian religious art."
- Manly P. Hall
If you give yourself one complete minute of focused presence, to simply stop; even to listen to your heart beating, it will take you out of your head and introduce you to the moment… which is complete in itself. It is not on the way to another moment. It is not a bridge to another opportunity. It is the timeless perfection… So stop…and sink into this timeless moment.
In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.
You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst,’ but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you.
Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.
Your first task is to see the sorrow in you and around you; you’re next, to long intensely for liberation. The very intensity of longing will guide you; you need no other guide.