Before we were born we had no feeling; we were one with the universe. This is called “mind only” or “essence of mind” or “big mind.” After we are separated by birth from this oneness, as the water falling from the waterfall is separated by the wind and rocks, then we have feeling. You have difficulty because you have feeling. You attach to the feeling you have without knowing just how this kind of feeling is created. When you do not realize that you are one with the river, or one with the universe, you have fear. Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water. Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact we have no fear of death anymore, and we have no actual difficulty in our life.
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (via oceanandwave)
It is only the dull, sleepy mind that creates and clings to habit. A mind that is attentive from moment to moment — attentive to what it is saying, attentive to the movement of its hands, of its thoughts, of its feelings — will discover that the formation of further habits has come to an end.
—Krishnamurti (via purplebuddhaproject)
Everything depends upon your readiness and willingness to let go into the Unknown, and live from that mysterious and precious condition. You must want to know the truth more than you want to feel secure in order to fully awaken to the fact that you are nothing but ‘Awakeness’ itself.