Category: On Living

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” -Lao Tzu Everything is known by awareness. The peace that comes with simply being aware, unfortunately, is eroded by thinking too much. But the good news: Peace can be restored with mindfulness training. Sit …

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“You don’t need any methods to get rid of the wrong ideas you have about yourself. All you have to do is stop believing them.” -Annamalai Swami Believing obscures well being. Agree without believing, and you will live without suffering. Simple …

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“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”  -Mary Oliver Awareness is pure intelligence, which we know as attention. Unlike children, we are seldom fully absorbed in any activity. Unfortunately, adults pay attention only when challenged.  Especially in …

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“Mindfulness destroys habitual tendencies.” -Tsoknyi Rinpoche We don’t question the mind’s antics.  A few of its pranks include: Desire. In the sense of wanting to change what is unchangeable. When you don’t want anything to be different, you are naturally happy. …

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“Never allow yourself to mistake outward appearances for reality.”-Huang Po All we can say about any particular thing or experience is but a heap of generalizations and partial descriptions.   Take, for example, what we say is a mountain. On …

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“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.” –Buddhist proverb All problems breed, multiply, and thrive in …

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“Here is my secret: I don’t mind what happens.”  -Krishnamurti Knowing when to not care is a path to inner peace. Learn how to live by studying nature. Birds fly, find food and eat, roost up safely for the night, …

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“Just be aware, mirrorlike, right now.”-Pai-chang “Turn your attention back upon yourself and observe.”-Lin-chi As children,We ask.And quickly, are told.Unknowingly acceptingWords from another,Belief replaces wonder.Endlessly tortured by the alphabet,We imagine,Somehow –Things can be different (from how they are).Eventually,Driven to doubtAll …

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“Shift your attention from words to silence and you will hear.”  -Nisargadatta Maharaj There is no relationship between learned and insight knowledge.  Learned knowledge is received from others; initially, from parents and schooling. Everything we think we know is only …

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“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” -Thich Nhat Hanh  The secret to peaceful living is hidden in all the routine things you …

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