The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, and that one is prepared, in the end, to be defeated, and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one’s love upon other human individuals. -George Orwell Advertisements
“What is Enlightentment? Consciousness devoid of illusion. It is the direct conscious experience and awareness of the true nature of consciousness itself, which is the true nature of the whole of existence, which is the universal oneness of being.” Barry McGuinness
“The fundamental issue with humanity, is that traditional religious values subvert free-will; revoking the inalienable right to seek and be yourself.” – D.Wilbanks
We want to punish the other person because we suffer. Then, we have anger in us; we have violence in us, just as they do. When we see that our suffering and anger are no different from their suffering and anger, we will behave more compassionately. So understanding the other is understanding yourself and understanding… Continue reading Everything must begin with you
Reflection on Thay’s passage in “Happiness in the Present Moment”: “I shall learn to know what is sufficient, to live simply, so that I have time to live deeply every moment of my daily life, giving my body and mind a chance to heal, and to have the time to look after and protect those… Continue reading Live Simply, Live Deeply – realization
Love that Buddhism teaches me to find my true self, and that my true self is the Holy Spirit Christ taught us. It’s a complete circle, and deepens with practice. With Buddhism, we can recognize the false self, and leave duality behind. Its lovely, and wonderful, and joyful, and precious. -D.Wilbanks
“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle~ “If you argue with reality, you’ll lose every time.” ~Adyashanti~ “What you resist persists.” ~Carl Gustav Jung~ “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to… Continue reading The only problem in your life, is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.