My soul is like the oar that momently Dies in a desperate stress beneath the...– Sidney Lanier (via sacredgraffiti)
“People don’t know anything about themselves because they’re all worried about everybody else.” - Jack Johnson
You cannot see what I see because you see what you see. You cannot know what I...– Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless, Pan Books, UK; Harmony Books, U.S., 1992 (via amiquote)
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence....– Jean Arp (via arsvitaest)
The World Is A Cage
Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Neo: What truth? Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like...
λάθε βιώσας “Live hidden” —An Epicurean saying– (via tragos)
“At least I had that, one guy understood me.” - Yoko Ono
“Some people never die…” Amazing.
You can be very wild and still be very wise.– Yoko Ono (via oceanofmind)
“Listening to the ocean, or listening to the thundering of the clouds, or listening to the rain falling heavily, just put your ego aside, because there is no need… The ocean is not going to attack you, the rain is not going to attack you, the trees are not going to attack you – there is no need of any defense. To be vulnerable to life as such, to existence as such, you will be...
My whole approach is basically that of love. Love and all else will be right. You will not need to put it right — it will be right of its own accord. Love brings you in harmony and when you are in harmony immediately the whole existence is in harmony for you. - Osho
Disobedience is needed to become obedient. Rebellion is needed to know what...– Osho (via awakeinthedream)
If you cling to appearances while searching for meaning, you won’t find a...– Budhidharma (440 - 533). The Tao of Photography. (via crashinglybeautiful)
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something...
Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government. Healing is wonderful,...– Huston Smith (via sarahjune)
If we are crazy, then it is because we refuse to be crazy in the same way that...– Shane Clairborne (via changingperspective)
Chances are, if your government is telling you not to read something, you should...– Al Jazeera on Wikileaks, Hip-Hop, Global Honesty and Cultural Decline (via shakespeareandcobooks)
“When the mind begins to become still, we then begin to truly see it. When you first try to stabilize and pacify the mind, initially it will become very busy because it’s not accustomed to being still. In fact, it doesn’t even necessarily want to become still, but it is essential to get a hold of the mind to recognize its nature. This practice is extremely important. …...
“The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. The...
Let go or be dragged.– Zen Proverb (via oceanofmind)
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.– R. Buckminster Fuller (via libraryland)
To wake up is hard. We must first realize that we are asleep. Next, we need to...– Ken McLeod, Buddhism in a Nutshell - Attention in Reaction, excerpted from Wake Up to Your Life (via sharanam)