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James Allen
Exploring the life of the mind. Writer. Compassion is the way.
Exploring the life of the mind. Writer. Compassion is the way.
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Yesterday
All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it look as though they're here to stay
Oh I believe in Yesterday
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he vagaries of life,
Though painful
Teach us
Not to cling
To this floating world.

~ Ikkyū
artwork: Itō Jakuchū
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I connect with this so much! When I get "in the zone," be that when walking, hiking, kayaking, painting, coloring, drawing, writing, singing, hula hopping, cooking dinner, meditating, star gazing, animal watching, engaging in effortless conversation, or snuggling with my children, I am completely without ego...completely without thought. I am in the moment and nothing else exists beyond the current experience, and in the moment I don't even recognize it is as experience because I am just being. Thank you +Tobias Dahl for sharing this excerpt!
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"The Buddha also counseled the monks and nuns to avoid wasting any precious time by engaging in idle conversation, oversleeping, pursuing fame and recognition, chasing after desires, spending time with people of poor character, and being satisfied with only a shallow understanding of the teaching." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Cave painting of Buddha's hands, in sacred Mustang Kingdom
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Noble Men under Pine Tree, chinese colour ink painting by Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), a Song Dynasty prince living under Mongol occupation
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One of my favorite quotes.
#Quote: Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
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