1. As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.

    —Byron Katie (via thecalminside)

  2. As the Japanese Zen masters say: “Don’t seek the truth; just drop your opinions.” Drop your theories; don’t seek the truth. Truth isn’t something you search for. If you stop being opinionated, you would know.

    —Anthony de Mello (via ashramof1)

  3. We all want to dissolve. We all need that experience of forgetting who we are. I think that’s what love is—you forget who you are. Forgetting who you are is such a delicious experience and so frightening that we’re in this conflicted predicament. You want it but you really can’t support it. So I think that really what our training, what our culture, our religious institutions, our educational and cultural institutions should be about is preparing the heart for that journey outside of the cage of the ribs.

    —Leonard Cohen

    From Leonard Cohen Interviewed by Anjelica Huston. Interview magazine: November, 1995. Accessed 11 May 2014  (via distantstations)

  4. Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.

    —Lao Tzu (via fernsandmoss)

  5. Hand your existence over to existence.

  6. The giant pine tree grows from a tiny sprout.

    —Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

  7. The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.

    —Banksy, Wall and Piece (via abiding-in-peace)

  8. The biggest barrier to awakening is the belief that it is something rare.

    Adyashanti (via stardust-seedling)

  9. Everything is more beautiful
    because we’re doomed.
    You will never be lovelier than you are now.
    We will never be here again.

    —Homer, The Illiad (via tauntyourtelescreen)

  10. I admit that thoughts influence the body.

    —Albert Einstein

  11. When you arise in the moring, think of what a precious privelege it is to be alive— to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

    —Marcus Aurelius (via thecalminside)

  12. There are still many more days of failure ahead, whole seasons of failure, things will go terribly wrong, you will have huge disappointments, but you have to prepare for that, you have to expect it and be resolute and follow your own path.

    —Anton Chekhov (via childrenofthetao)

  13. No longer conscious of my movement,
    I discovered a new unity with nature.
    I had found a new source of power and beauty,
    A source I never dreamt existed.

    —Roger Bannister, Olympic athelete on breaking the 4 minute mile

  14. hybridmindthoughts:

Dreamers man!
hybridmindthoughts:

Dreamers man!

    hybridmindthoughts:

    Dreamers man!

A finger attempting to point at the moon.