Archive for the 'Quotes' Category

A Reminder

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Have you ever been loved? I bet you have been loved so much and so deeply that you have become blasé about how much grace it confers. So let me remind you: To be loved is a privilege and prize equivalent to being born. If you’re smart, you pause regularly to bask in the astonishing […]

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It Matters

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

“It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at […]

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Measure of Health

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

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How to Find Peace

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Thoughts — and feelings triggered by thoughts — are mutable and impermanent, and yet because we humans incorrectly identify our being with our thinking, we construct a false notion of ourselves out of ideas and memories that have no actual substance. No wonder the ego is called “the false self.” The false self — the […]

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So Tenderly

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth – That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women Who give each other Light, Often will get down on their knees And while so tenderly Holding their […]

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Performances

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

“I think parents sometimes forget that kids are putting on performances all day, just acting like the people we think we are until, like, ten years from now when we figure out who that actually is.” –Jake Burt, Greetings from Witness Protection Except that, as my teacher pointed out, no one really knows after ten […]

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In Relationship With the Truth

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The dharma—understanding, peering into the nature of reality—is not specific to Buddhism. The dharma is truth. And the only choice we really have is whether to try to be in relationship with the truth or to live in ignorance. There are no other choices. You have to actively engage. How did I come to be? […]

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Taking Stock

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

“Dharma practice is founded on resolve. This is not an emotional conversion, a devastating realization of the error of our ways, a desperate urge to be good, but an ongoing, heartfelt reflection on priorities, values, and purpose. We need to keep taking stock of our life in an unsentimental, uncompromising way.” — Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism […]

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Like Pearls

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” –L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

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Cognitive Dissonance in Abusive Relationships

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Victims living in a household where there is narcissistic abuse are living in a torturous war zone, where all forms of power and control are used against them (intimidation; emotional, physical and mental abuse; isolation, economic abuse, sexual abuse, coercion etc.). The threat of abuse is always present, and it usually gets more violent and […]

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