Follow my ways and I will lead you
Logos and music, blameless joys,
And beyond answers.
For I, Solitude, am thine own Self:
Nothingness, am thy All.
I, Silence, am thy Amen.
~ Thomas Merton
"A Thomas Merton Reader"
via Along The
January 31 is Thomas Merton's
photo by Amalia Saar
Solitude is in the mind of man. One might be in
the thick of the world and
maintain serenity of mind. Such a one is in
solitude. Another may stay in a
forest, but still be unable to control his
mind. Such a man cannot be said to be in
solitude. Solitude is a function of
the mind. A man attached to desires cannot get
solitude wherever he may be,
whereas a detached man is always in solitude.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
via Along The Way
The wind is in the trees,
it looks like trees
in the wind.
Being infinite I appear to be finite,
being nothing I appear
to be something,
being alive I worry about dying.
But brokenness is just
unbrokenness appears to be.
~ Peter Baker
via Nonduality Highlights on
Hold the question 'What is love?' in silent
contemplation until love reveals itself
in its fullness. This takes real
patience and dedication, and an inclination to be
open to the dimension of
being that lies in the heart of stillness. It's a very big
deserves very big devotion.
If you sit with this question about what is more
important, to be loving or to be
awake, you may find that the two are not so
separate, that they are actually
highly complementary and integral and
perhaps one and the same.
"Your vision will become clear only when you can
look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside,
~ Carl Jung
Everything that bothers us is actually in our
mind. We blame our unhappiness on
the environment, our situation, and
believe that if we could change our
circumstances we would be happy. But the
situation in which we find ourselves is
only the secondary cause of our
suffering. The primary cause is innate ignorance
and the resulting desire
for things to be other than they are.
Excerpt From: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. "The
Tibetan Yogas of Dream and
Sleep." Snow Lion Publications, 1998.
via Robert Cooper on Daily Dharma
"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the
only condition for happiness.
If, in our heart, we still cling to anything -
anger, anxiety, or possessions - we
cannot be free."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha's Teaching
Walk and touch peace every moment.
touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
on the Earth your love and happiness.
Earth will be safe when we feel in us enough
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The thing to do is to understand who you are,
Realize you are not the body or the mind or the doer or the knower or
This is not you.
If you can realize this first before you
talk, you will say very little and the little things you do say will be very
Something within you will speak the few words that you have to
say and they will be the right words to cause a positive reaction.
feel you have to speak too much to anyone about anything.
Reality is quietness.
Peace and love are stillness.
and know that I am God.
~ Robert Adams
The Knower is the last to go! - January 9,
via Roxane Chapdelaine on