Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
When you make the present moment, instead of past and future, the focal point of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do and with it the quality of your life increases dramatically.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.
All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.
The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor’s edge of Now – to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.
When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life.
You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.
Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.
When you perceive nature, let there be spaces of no thought, no mind. When you approach nature in this way, it will respond to you and participate in the evolution of human and planetary consciousness.
Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.
the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfilment in whatever form. Both are illusions.
Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world.
All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!
Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now
The playfulness and joy of a dog, its unconditional love and readiness to celebrate life at any moment often contrast sharply with the inner state of the dog’s owner – depressed, anxious, burdened by problems, lost in thought, not present in the only place and only time there is: Here and Now. One wonders: living with this person, how does the dog manage to remain so sane, so joyous?