Tag Archives: Spirituality

So Be Easy With Yourself

“It is impossible to be at your best or your worst at all times. Who is always consistent? Everyone changes according to different situations and as they go through life’s different phases. There is no point in feeling great pride or great shame simply because of temporary circumstances.”  ~Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa

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Whatever Little Work

“If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise …

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Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching is one of the more easily understood of the Eastern texts, and I found a wonderful site that makes it available in several different translations:  https://taoteching.org.uk/

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Like a Crystal

“Mind, like a crystal, is colored by its surroundings. You are bound to reflect the qualities and shortcomings of the good or bad friends whose company you keep. If you associate with the malevolent, the selfish, the rancorous, the intolerant, and the arrogant, their faults will affect you. You would do better to keep your …

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Your Unique Human Consciousness

“Stay the fuck away from that tabloid bullshit, reality TV, the news channels feeding you fear and hatred, lulling your unique human consciousness into a materialistic slumber only useful for selfish gain and the aggrandization of the ego which is ultimately an illusion and which will never be satisfied no matter what you buy. “This …

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See

“Krishnamurti said, ‘When you teach a child that a bird is named “bird,” the child will never see the bird again.’ What they’ll see is the word ‘bird’. That’s what they’ll see and feel, and when they look up in the sky and see that strange, winged being take flight, they’ll forget that what is …

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Remains the Same

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.”  ~Rumi

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Even Smiling More Than Usual

The most important aspect of karma relates to the state of our mind. At some point, whether we meditate or not, we learn that certain activities disturb the mind. When we apply awareness to cause and effect, we cultivate recognition of subtle shifts in mental behavior, and we become more sensitive to how an agitated …

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Unwavering Commitment

If you find yourself angry at any government, please recollect how harmful anger is to yourself and others, and steady yourself with a firm resolve. Make an unwavering commitment to yourself that you will not allow your mind to become perturbed. Be immovable– unshakable from a peaceful state of mind.”  ~The Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, …

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Enemies and Anger

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Kirtan

Like most kirtans, this starts slow and ends fast.  If you’re the impatient type, you might want to jump ahead to the middle.

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Unavailable

“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”  ~Pema Chödron

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