June 30, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/30/2011


"A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 29, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/29/2011


"Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what's out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it."

~Pema Chödrön
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June 28, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/28/2011


"As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never
learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find
compassion."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 27, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/27/2011


"We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 26, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/26/2011


"So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn't sit for even one, that's the journey of the warrior."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 25, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/25/2011


"No one ever tells us to stop running away from fear...the advice we usually get is to sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill, or distract ourselves, but by all means make it go away."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 24, 2011

June 23, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/23/2011


"As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 21, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/21/2011


"I used to have a sign pinned up on my wall that read: 'Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 20, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/20/2011


"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior's world."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 18, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/18/2011


"I dedicate the merit of the occasion to all beings. This gesture of universal friendship has been likened to a drop of fresh spring water. If we put it on a rock in the sunshine, it will soon evaporate. If we put it in the ocean, however, it will never be lost. Thus the wish is made that we not keep the teachings to ourselves but to use them to benefit others."

~Pema Chödrön

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June 17, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/17/2011


"One can appreciate & celebrate each moment - there's nothing more sacred. There's nothing more vast or absolute. In fact, there's nothing more!"

~Pema Chödrön
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June 15, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/15/2011


"A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden."

~The Buddha

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June 14, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/14/2011


"Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide."

~The Buddha

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June 13, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/13/2011


"Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine."

~The Buddha

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June 12, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/12/2011


"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."

~The Buddha

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June 11, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/11/2011


"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

~The Buddha
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June 10, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/10/2011


"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."


~The Buddha
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June 07, 2011

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 6/7/2011


"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye."

~The Buddha

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