Tag Archives: Spirituality

Monsters

“We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.”  ~Pema Chödron

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Hoax

Chaz Ebert on the passing of her famous husband, Roger: The one thing people might be surprised about—Roger said that he didn’t know if he could believe in God. He had his doubts. But toward the end, something really interesting happened. That week before Roger passed away, I would see him and he would talk …

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Soulshine

Full lyrics HERE. There are some amazing live versions of this song by Gov’t Mule on YouTube, if you want to explore a little.

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Tremendous Elasticity

“Do not let anyone tell you how you must look or act just because you are a man or a woman. You have boundless potential that can only be limited when you believe that your social identity is really who you are. Who you are is not a perfectly measured object. There is tremendous elasticity …

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Fixing a Flat

“There is a problem in thinking that you are supposed to be advancing in your practice all the time. You don’t have to constantly be on the road. If you have a flat tire, that is also part of the journey. Ambition makes you feel that you are not doing anything. There seems to be …

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Fake It ’til you Make It

“Why should I smile when there is no joy in me? The answer to that is: smiling is a practice. There are over three hundred muscles in your face. When you are angry or fearful, these muscles tense up. The tension in these muscles creates a feeling of hardness. If you know how to breathe …

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Never Alone

“Before this world existed, the holy people made themselves visible by becoming clouds, sun, moon, trees, bodies of water, thunder rain, snow, and other aspects of this world we live in. That way, they said, we would never be alone. So it is possible to talk to them and pray, no matter where we are …

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Good

“Be good to all, even if they’re not good to you. My father Rahmatullahi Alayhi used to say, ‘Son, do good to all, whether you perceive them as good or not good to you. If they’re good to you, then you’ve done good to those who are worthy of receiving good. And if they’re not …

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“All of this is useless.”

Excerpted from Entrance To The Great Perfection: A Guide To The Dzogchen Preliminary Practices by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, ©2010: We should really have this aspiration. We should pray that one day we reach a stage where we have enough courage to become just like these eccentric people. Right now, we can only afford to be …

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We don’t know anything.

“Letting there be room for Not Knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. …

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End

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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But First

“Every day, priests minutely examine the Law and endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn how to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.”  ~Ikkyu

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