October 31, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/31/2013


"One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 30, 2013

October 28, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/28/2013


"The morning glory which blooms for an hour differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 27, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/27/2013


"Our pleasures are not material pleasures, but symbols of pleasure - attractively packaged but inferior in content."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 25, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/25/2013


"In reality there are no separate events. Life moves along like water, it's all connected to the source of the river is connected to the mouth and the ocean."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 24, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/24/2013


"Do not let the rapidity with which these thoughts can change deceive you into feeling that you think them all at once."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 23, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/23/2013


"Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 22, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/22/2013


"No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now."


~Alan Wilson Watts


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October 21, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/21/2013


"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 20, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/20/2013


"Most of us do not take these situations as teachings. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape -- all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can't stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 18, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/18/2013


"Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 17, 2013

October 15, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/15/2013


"People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 14, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/14/2013


"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 13, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/13/2013


"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 12, 2013

October 11, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/11/2013


"The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes."


~Pema Chödrön


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October 08, 2013

October 07, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/7/2013


"When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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October 06, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/6/2013


"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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October 05, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/5/2013


"Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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