I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be...– Leo Rosten/oceanofmind
But, like ivy, we grow where there is room for us.– Miranda July
The inner sanctum, or a ruined wasteland? →
People are insecure because they fear their own perfection, their own stillness, their own beingness. What else would explain the focusing of such seemingly small trivial details? Are they scared these unique expressions of the emotional, psychic and physical body somehow separates them from their original etheric being? On the contrary, these details are apart of what is eternal. The...
What we’re looking for is happiness, and in all our searching who do we...– Prem Rawat
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the...– Dalai Lama XIV
I realize full well how hard it must be to go on living alone in a place from...– Haruki Murakami
Becoming What We Are
If you stroll through a large art museum, you will notice that Van Gogh does not paint the same world as Rembrandt, Picasso does not see things the way Goya did, Georgia O’Keefe doesn’t much resemble Rivera, Salvador Dali looks like nobody but himself, and, in general, no world-class artist became a “classic” by doing what somebody else had already done or even what everybody else in his/her...
For all of us who are alive, life is the real issue. Yet so often we judge our...– Prem Rawat
When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest...– Paulo Coelho
Divinity has one ultimate secret which it will also whisper in your ear if your...– Ken Wilber/oceanofmind
Don’t weep, insects — Lovers, stars themselves, Must part.– Kobayashi Issa
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed,...– Edgar Allan Poe
You can transform your world in an instant by the way you choose to see it. You can change problems into opportunities, anxiety into enthusiasm, and despair into determination.The quality of what you see depends on the perspective from which you see it, and that perspective is entirely up to you. Instead of reacting again and again to the chaotic ups and downs of circumstance, you have a...
We are travelers on a cosmic journey. Stardust, swirling and dancing in the...– Paulo Coelho
Seth, an excerpt from “The Manufacture of Personal Reality”/oceanofmind
Because it’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam...– Paulo Coelho
I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly...– Edgar Allan Poe