Tag Archives: Quotes

And It Cripples Us

“Every cell in the body is continuously changing. Thoughts and emotions rise and fall away unceasingly. When we’re thinking that we’re competent or that we’re hopeless– what are we basing it on? On this fleeting moment? On yesterday’s success or failure? We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. …

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On In Out

“Turn on, tune in, drop out.”  ~Dr. Timothy Leary Excerpt from Dr. Timothy Leary’s autobiography Flashbacks, ©1983: “Turn on” meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers engaging them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. “Tune in” …

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But I Didn’t

“I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.”  ~Khaled Hosseini So many times it’s the immediate decision that has the longest lasting consequences.  Life seldom gives you enough time for contemplation.

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Not Merely

“Living is not merely going to the office, or passing examinations, or having children, or the everlasting struggle for bread and butter; that is only part of it. Living also implies seeing the trees, the sunlight on the river, a bird on the wing, the moon through the clouds; it is to be aware of …

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Climb

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”  ~Najwa Zebian

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Golden Age

“I believe that we, that this planet, hasn’t seen its Golden Age. Everybody says it’s finished:  art’s finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn’t live back there in Mesopotamia, I wasn’t there in the Garden of Eden, I wasn’t there with Emperor …

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It Was Me

“Even though I sang in the church choir, I figured everyone in church could see right through me to the truth of my actions.  Later I realized it was me who saw through who I was and who I was pretending to be.”  ~Willie Nelson, in The Tao of Willie ©2006

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Time

Excerpted from Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, ©1922: “Did you,” so he asked him at one time, “did you too learn that secret from the river: that there is no time?” Vasudeva’s face was filled with a bright smile. “Yes, Siddhartha,” he spoke. “It is this what you mean, isn’t it: that the river is everywhere …

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That Ye Love

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”  ~John 13:34

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The Way We Want

“It is not life that causes suffering, but our expectation that life should be the way we want.”  ~Kōdō Sawaki

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Trees

“I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep…. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for …

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Patterns

“Pay attention to your patterns.  The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live.  Heal and shift.”  ~Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

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