Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the Universe will be simpler; solitude will not be Solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor Weakness weakness.
The Japanese master Nan-in gave audience To a professor of philosophy. Serving tea, Nan-in filled his visitor's cup, And kept pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he Could restrain himself no longer:Stop! The cup is overfull, no more will go in. Nan-in said:Like this cup, You are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen Unless you first empty your cup?
I do my thing, and you do your thing, I am not in this world to live up to your Expectations. And you are not in this world to live up to Mine. You are you and I am I, And if by chance we find each other, it's Beautiful. If not, it can't be helped.
When an emotional injury takes place, the Body begins a process as natural as the healing Of a physical wound. Let the process happen. Trust that nature will do the healing. Know That the pain will pass and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive and Aware.
Help is here. Learn to be quiet in the midst of turmoil, for Quietness is the end of strife and this is the Journey to peace. Through the practice of silence we become Aware of our pain. The pain is always there - in Our minds and in our bodies. Silence allows us To see it, face it, release it.
Every year I live I am more convinced that The waste of life lies in the love we have not Given, the powers we have not used, the Selfish prudence that will miss nothing, and Which, shirking pain, misses happiness as Well.
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