"True emptiness is not empty, but contains all things. The
mysterious and pregnant void creates and reflects all possibilities. From it
arises our individuality, which can be discovered and developed, although never
possessed or fixed."
"As we encounter new experiences with a mindful and wise attention,
we discover that one of three things will happen to our new experience: it will
go away, it will stay the same, or it will get more intense. whatever happens
does not really matter."
"You hold in your hand an invitation: to remember the transforming
power of forgiveness and loving kindness. To remember that no matter where you
are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible."
"Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can
love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or
friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end
their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our
"We come to understand the law of causality - that is, we see that
all beings are experiencing what they're experiencing based on their own actions
and not by what we wish for them - and therefore we relax in a deep
understanding and acceptance of the way things are."
"Everything is unfolding based on causes and conditions. Our
happiness or suffering is dependent on how we relate to the present moment. If
we cling now, we suffer later. If we let go and respond with compassion or
friendliness, we create happiness and well-being for the future."
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