“The inner Light does not come or go. It is always there within. It appears only when we are attuned and concentrated and disappears as soon as there is the slightest dispersion. The Light will not vanish if you just keep your inner gaze constantly fixed.”—Kirpal Singh (via santmat)
"Whenever we need to make a very important decision it is best to trust our instincts, because reason usually tries to remove us from our dream, saying that the time is not yet right. Reason is afraid of defeat, but intuition enjoys life and its challenges." Paulo Coelho
Simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the greatest art to be simple, and so acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the acid test of one’s whole outlook on life. That I feed the beggar, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy… all these are undoubtedly great virtues…
But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea, the very fiend himself-that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I myself am the enemy who must be loved-what then?
”—Carl Gustav Jung, “Psychotherapists or the Clergy,” In The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). Vol 11, pp. 339-41, paras. 519, 520, 523. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (via parabola-magazine)
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” - George Washington Carver”—(via mindfulwellness)
Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able, whenever you remember. Being aware of your breathing takes attention away from thinking and creates space. It is one way of generating consciousness. Notice the sensation of the breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body. Notice how…
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you….
Forgiving is all about you. Deciding whether to hold anger or release it occurs in your mind. Forgiveness is not condoning the actions of the other party. It is not rolling over and giving up. It is not giving in or losing anything. Forgiveness frees YOU from resentment prison.