There are never enough hours to satisfy the minions of wants. So close
your eyes and lean into the Oneness that asks nothing of you.
When the calls stack, answer to no one, though you receive them all.
Just open your beautiful hands, born with nothing in them.
You have never been more
complete than in this incomplete moment.
Mark Nepo, The Myth of Urgency
Healing is coming to terms with the actuality of things.
Jon Kabat Zinn
Taken from his lectures in 1935. If true then, even more so now:
We have said that the world is darkening.
The essential episodes of this darkening are:
The flight of the gods, the destruction of the earth, the standardization of man, the pre-eminence of the mediocre.
Martin Heidegger, Germsn Philosopher, 1889 – 1976, An Introduction to Metaphysics
It is in the brain that everything takes place….
It is in the brain that the poppy is red, that the apple is odorous, that the skylark sings.
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
Suffering occurs when you believe in a thought that is at odds with what is, what was, or what may be. Experience this moment free of your mind’s interpretations of it. You are not your story. They are not your story about them. The world is not your story about the world. Suffering is how Life tells you that you are resisting or misperceiving what is real and true