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Jan 15 2016


It is the struggle to attain spiritual awakening
that makes us strong enough to actually receive it.

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Jan 12 2016


The slow realization
of a lifetime lived with attention:
the satisfaction of simple moments.

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Dec 17 2015


A miracle isn’t an event or an experience.
It is a moment of recognition:
We glimpse the wider reality,
and what we witness washes us away.

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Dec 16 2015

recognize enlightenment

You don’t acquire enlightenment;
you recognize it.

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Dec 08 2015

pure honesty

Pure, compassionate,
and devastating honesty
with yourself
is the only way.

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Dec 04 2015


Words aren’t inherently meaningful;
they are the ornaments
that accompany the flow of awareness.

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Dec 02 2015

faith is technique

Faith is not belief;
it is technique.

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Nov 25 2015


Never accept the logic of expediency
over compassion.
We need a world that’s less efficient
and more humane.

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Nov 15 2015

Belief is not knowledge.

Belief is not knowledge.

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Nov 11 2015

the greatest teacher

The greatest teacher
is what is
immediately in front of you.

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Nov 06 2015


Real mountaineers love the mountain
more than the map.

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Nov 04 2015

not your suffering

Even your suffering
is not your suffering.
It all belongs to the one
who lives through you.

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Oct 30 2015

to find perfection

To find its perfection
the soul must reveal
its imperfections.

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Oct 28 2015

inner perfection

There is an inner perfection
the same for everyone.
The psyche may go through the motions,
but it’s journey is done.

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Oct 21 2015


When we don’t practice gratitude,
the world around us seems alien and unwelcoming,
and we shut down in self-protection.

Gratitude opens us to reality.

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Oct 16 2015

step into the unknown

Each day, each moment
is a step into the unknown.
How can we feel anything
but amazement?

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Oct 09 2015

personal myth

The ego is a personal myth,
a story we tell ourselves
about who we are.
That story can change, expand,
or grow silent.

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