"A person who is beginning to sense the suffering of life is, at the same time, beginning to awaken to deeper realities, truer realities. For suffering smashes to pieces the complacency of our normal fictions about reality, and forces us to come alive in a special sense—to see carefully, to feel deeply, to touch ourselves and our worlds in ways we have heretofore avoided."
— Ken Wilber, quoted in “The Thorn and the Rose,” compiled and edited by Anthony Williams. From ARCS in our new Spring Issue: “Suffering.” (via parabola-magazine)
"We live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality, we are that reality.
When you understand this, you will see ‘you’ are nothing.
And, being nothing, you are everything."
— Kalu Rinpoche (via sublimesea)
(Source: philosofaded, via inhabitude)
"Breathe. Let it all go so you can make room for something else."
— My yoga instructor, during Savasana. (via jlhager)
"At some point, we need to stop identifying with our weaknesses and shift our allegiance to our basic goodness. It’s highly beneficial to understand that our limitations are not absolute and monolithic, but relative and removable."
— Pema Chödrön,
No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva (via yoga9vipassana)
Needed this today