Albert-Einstein

Widening Our Circle of Compassion

 

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” — Albert Einstein

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“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.” — Bhagavad Gita

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Go With The Flow

 

“Go with the flow.”

I’ve heard this phrase for years. This CAN be good advise. CAN BE, if one is aware and seeing where the flows is leading.

Too many times folks unconsciously choose to not see what’s around them, telling themselves and others that they are just going with the flow. If you simply “go with the flow” without thinking about the world around you,  you might be be surprised when the bad stuff comes your way. Plus, there is a good chance that you will miss all the good things going on around you. “Go with the flow” can be a bad habit.

However, using the “go with the flow” approach to life is great if we keep our eyes open and our thoughts on the events going on around us. By noticing how things are playing out in our lives, we can find more things to be thankful for, more happiness, more purpose and enjoy one heck of a ride thru this short time that we spend as humans.

How are you going with the flow? Are you simply letting the days pass by or are you watching for the wonder of it all?

Namaste,
Dave

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“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.” — Carlos Castaneda

Lao Tzu Quote

Your Greatest Treasures – Lao Tzu

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” — Lao Tzu

The word simplicity: an absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness: “a life of simplicity.”
Patience: to remain quiet, with steady perseverance, having even-tempered care and remaining diligence: “to work with patience.”
As for compassion: a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.

These three ideas seems as though they should be simple to enable in one’s life. Continue reading Your Greatest Treasures – Lao Tzu

 

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” — George Harrison

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”  —  John Lennon