Category Archives: quotes

Your inner peace is too expensive

This quote from Our Mindful Life via Action for Happiness, especially the line about value of our inner piece, really made me think. I am usually very aware of how I spend money, yet completely negligent with the energy that … Continue reading

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Sometimes you learn more about yourself in dark times. Don’t give up.

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On purpose

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You are fear (anger)

As you watch, you learn that the observer is merely a bundle of ideas and memories without any validity or substance, but that fear is an actuality and that you are trying to understand a fact with an abstraction which, … Continue reading

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Depression is a state of alienation from our needs

…the internal conflicts often result in depression… When we have a judgmental dialogue going on within, we become alienated from what we are needing and cannot then act to meet those needs. Depression is indicative of a state of alienation … Continue reading

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Too busy? Or afraid to face emptiness?

When I was younger, I filled all my free time with activities and projects. God forbid, I were to find myself alone in my flat with nothing to do. I was constantly on the go. Life seemed full and good … Continue reading

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I finally discovered the path to happiness!

It’s all rather simple and only took me 2 decades: Start by looking for happiness outside of yourself – change circumstances (location, job, etc) and people around you. Realise happiness is within, work on self-discovery, inner work, shadow work, inner … Continue reading

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“Who you are becoming is more important”

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In the beginning, fear and excitement feel the same

Read that again.

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To get out of your anger #ThichNhatHanh

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A closing chant

On the course with Ani Pema where we learn to “live purposefully and die fearlessly”, I learned this chant that one can also use when dying. Another way is to close meditation or retreat with it. We chant it at … Continue reading

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Precept #5 of the Order of Interbeing. The realization of perfect understanding is Bodhisattva’s only career

Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Do not take as the aim of your life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure. Live simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need. The Eight … Continue reading

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Contemplating death five times a day brings happiness

I am preparing for a home retreat on impermanence with Pema Chodron (Buddhist nun) and these are the five reminders we were told to keep with us daily. I relate.

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What is done is done

via tricycle.org

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Hello, my pain. I’ve gotcha. I am here for you.

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh

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