Sit in your room as in paradise;
put the whole world behind you and forget it;
like a skilled fisherman on the lookout for fish
keep a careful eye on your thoughts.
Simple, beautiful meditation instructions from The Brief Rule of Saint Romuald, c. 1006
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
Proper posture is a way of blending with gravity.
Proper attitude is a way of blending with life.
Dan Millman,The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Be here now.
Be someplace else later.
Is that so complicated?”
David M. Bader, Zen Judaism
The wind blows through the sky and flies over continents without settling anywhere. It traverses space and leaves no trace. Thus should thoughts pass through our minds, leaving no residues and not altering our realization of fundamental simplicity.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The Pueblo Indian told me that all Americans were always uneasy and restless, “We do not understand them. We think that they are mad” Of course I was somewhat astonished and asked them why. They said – Well, ‘They say that they think with their heads . . . . We think here,’ he said, indicating his heart“
Carl Jung, on his encounter with a Native American elder he met in New Mexico in 1925