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There is a very simple secret to being happy. Just let go of your demand on this moment. Any time you have a demand on the moment to give you something or remove something, there is suffering. Your demands keep you chained to the dream state of conditioned mind. The problem is that when there is a demand, you completely miss what is now. Letting go applies to the highest sacred demand, and even to the demand for love. If you demand in some subtle way to be loved, even if you get love, it is never enough. In the next moment, the demand reasserts itself, and you need to be loved again. But as soon as you let go, there is knowing in that instant that there is love here already. The mind is afraid to let go of its demand because the mind thinks that if it lets go, it is not going to get what it wants - as if demanding works. This is not the way things work. Stop chasing peace and stop chasing love, and your heart becomes full. Stop trying to be a better person, and you are a better person. Stop trying to forgive, and forgiveness happens. Stop and be still.
Adyashanti (via yeshecholwa)

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The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love.
Glennon Melton, Carry On, Warrior  (via we-are-all-1-love)

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I am neither the perceived, nor the perceiver and not even the perceiving,
but that which makes all this possible.
Only in complete self-negation is there a chance to discover our real being.
The false self must be abandoned before the real self can be found.
Nisargadatta (via oceanandwave)
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Bob Sweeney: There was a moment..like this. when I used to blame everything and everyone… for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn’t get no answers ‘cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.

Derek Vinyard: Like what?

Bob Sweeney: Has anything you’ve done made your life better?

American History X
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Body, like the mountain
Heart, like the ocean
Mind, like the sky.
Dogen  (via saola)

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In the monastery of your heart ~ Milarepahttp://bit.ly/1qdYNTR

In the monastery of your heart and body,
you have a temple where all buddhas unite.


from the book “The Life of Milarepa”http://amzn.to/13fsKa9


In the monastery of your heart ~ Milarepa

In the monastery of your heart and body,
you have a temple where all buddhas unite.


from the book “The Life of Milarepa”

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Generally speaking, we regard discomfort in any form as bad news. But for practitioners or spiritual warriors - people who have a certain hunger to know what is true - feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back, they teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher and lucky for us, it’s with us where ever we are.
Pema Chodron (via ecstaticallyinspired)

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Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
Seth Godin (via liberatingreality)
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