"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."
Zen Proverb (via purplebuddhaproject)
"There is strong shadow where there is much light"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via alteringminds)
Spirit has many, many meanings in the dictionary, but to the ancients it meant one thing….conscious life.
It meant life, purpose; life containing within itself the archetypes of all living; life that survives every form that exists even in the cosmos itself; but life that is infinitely mindful of the sparrow’s fall.
This spirit was therefore an infinite life, a life centering everywhere, its circumference nowhere.
This one life - unlimited, unbounded, beyond definition - becomes not only a spirit, a tremendous, all-pervading life power, but within the mysterious depths of this spirit we find the infinite will, the infinite wisdom, and the infinite love."
Excerpted from Manly P Hall Lecture # 192 - “The Magnetic Field of the Earth: A Study of Energy Resources.” (via nuclearharvest)
"September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."
"To believe that you depend on things and people for happiness is due to ignorance of your true nature; to know that you need nothing to be happy, except Self-knowledge, is wisdom."
Nisargadatta Maharaj (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)
"What worries you masters you."
Canada geese over Klamath Lake near the upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.
Ray Atkeson © 1968
"Always remember, deep in your heart that all is well and
everything is unfolding as it should.
There are no mistakes anywhere, at any time.
What appears to be wrong is simply your own false imagination.
Robert Adams (via oceanandwave)