Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran (via stardust-seedling)
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julesofnature:

Custer State Park, South Dakota

 “Distance lends enchantment to the view.”  Mark Twain

 

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Keep your heart clear and transparent and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.
Ryokan (via thecalminside)
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There is no partial surrender

unconditionedconsciousness:

To truly surrender is to accept ALL aspects of your life situation without condition.  That doesn’t mean you can’t take action.  Let any action you take arise from a surrendered state of consciousness.

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Surrender becomes so much easier when you realize the fleeting nature of all experiences and that the world cannot give you anything of lasting value. You then continue to meet people, to be involved in experiences and activities, but without the wants and fears of the egoic self. That is to say, you no longer demand that a situation, person, place, or event should satisfy you or make you happy. Its passing and imperfect nature is allowed to be.
And the miracle is that when you are no longer placing an impossible demand on it, every situation, person, place, or event becomes not only satisfying but also more harmonious, more peaceful.
Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks (via christ-consciousness)
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The habitual and reactive “no” strengthens the ego. “Yes” weakens it. Your form identity, the ego, cannot survive surrender.
Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks (via christ-consciousness)
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Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
Rumi (via lazyyogi)
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Words, no matter whether they are vocalized and made into sounds or remain unspoken thoughts, can cast an almost hypnotic spell upon you. You easily lose yourself in them, become hypnotized into implicitly believing that when you have attached a word to something, you know what it is. The fact is: You don’t know what it is. You have only covered up the mystery with a label.
Eckhart Tolle
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My path is the path of stopping, the path of enjoying the present moment. It is a path where every step brings me back to my true home. It is a path that leads nowhere. I am on my way home. I arrive at every step.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)
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The real world is not politics, economics, interpersonal drama, successes and failures, how big your bank account is, what letters you have behind your name, whose on your side, whose on the side against you. The real world is your breath, it’s your skin feeling the breeze on it, it’s your eyes drinking the light, it’s the sun shining on you, the birds singing, the clouds changing above you.
Charis Melina (via sun-hawk)
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