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It is something within us that doesn't let us sleep,
that doesn't let us rest,
that won't stop pounding
deep inside...

...because in this marathon of Hope,
there are always others to relieve us
who carry the strength
to reach the finish line
which lies beyond death.

Join us in this vigil
and you will know what it is to dream!
Then you will know how marvelous it is
to live threatened with Resurrection!

To dream awake
to keep watch asleep,
to live while dying,
and to know ourselves already resurrected.
Julia Esquivel (1930)

Date added: 12/12/2012

If you made a list of everything you own, everything you think of as you, everything you prefer, that list would be the distance between you and the living truth. Stephen Levine (1937)

Date added: 12/12/2012

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung (1875)

Date added: 12/12/2012

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung (1875)

Date added: 12/12/2012

In this high place
it is as simple as this,
Leave everything you know behind.

Step toward the cold surface,
say the old prayer of rough love
and open both arms.

Those who come with empty hands
will stare into the lake astonished,
there, in the cold light
reflecting pure snow,

the true shape of your own face.

David Whyte (1971)

Date added: 12/12/2012

The force of necessity is irresistible. Aeschylus (525 B.C.E.)

Date added: 12/12/2012

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty
Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Joseph Addison (1672)

Date added: 12/12/2012

Progress is the law of life; man is not man as yet. Robert Browning (1812)

Date added: 11/13/2012

People stop being children when they start laughing at their ignorance. Kyaciss Pfiell

Date added: 11/13/2012

Can't stop the thoughts arising and disappearing in your mind,
True awareness shining boundlessly, you must focus on the one that doesn't move,
To realize there are neither forms nor names, nothing to pursue,
Sword of Wisdom has been used, must hurry to hone it.
Lin Chi (810)

Date added: 10/15/2012

Whatever is not yours, abandon it. When you have abandoned it, that will lead to your welfare and happiness for a long time.

What is it that is not yours? Material form is not yours. Abandon it. When you have abandoned it, that will lead to your welfare and happiness for a long time.
Buddhism (500 B.C.E.)

Date added: 10/15/2012

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama (1935)

Date added: 10/04/2012

Right here, right now, in this moment, you don't have to 'figure out' the rest of your life, no matter what anyone says. In this moment, you don't need all the answers. They will come, in time, or not, or perhaps the unncecessary questions will fall away. . . . And so, instead of trying to 'fix' our lives, instead of trying to neatly resolve the unresolveable and quickly complete the epic story of a fictitious 'me,' we simply relax into utter not knowing, unravelling in the warm embrace of mystery, sinking deeply into the moment, savouring it fully, in all its uniqueness and wonder. Jeff Foster

Date added: 10/04/2012

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle. George Orwell (1903)

Date added: 09/30/2012

What you are looking for is what is looking. St. Francis Of Assisi (1181)

Date added: 09/30/2012

Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind. Unity/New Thought (1889)

Date added: 09/30/2012

The stage is too big for the drama. Richard Feynman (1918)

Date added: 09/16/2012

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams (1767)

Date added: 09/16/2012

When you deceive yourself that you work for the good of all, it makes matters worse, for you should not be guided by your own ideas of what is good for others. A man who claims to know what is good for others is dangerous. Nisargadatta (1897)

Date added: 08/31/2012

It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal's rhythm of rest and activity. Thomas Moore (1940)

Date added: 08/30/2012

A life lived for tomorrow never comes, a life lived for yesterday never changes but a life lived for today is full of wonder, mystery and the choice to live happily ever after moment by moment. Jackson Kiddard (1902)

Date added: 08/30/2012

Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there'd be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end you'll see these "setbacks" as giant leaps forward, only you couldn't see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you will surely find the treasure you seek. Jackson Kiddard (1902)

Date added: 08/30/2012

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind - the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left. Nisargadatta (1897)

Date added: 08/13/2012

The Man Watching

I can tell by the way the trees beat, after
so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes
that a storm is coming,
and I hear the far-off fields say things
I can't bear without a friend,
I can't love without a sister.

The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on
across the woods and across time,
and the world looks as if it had no age:
the landscape like a line in the psalm book,
is seriousness and weight and eternity.

What we choose to fight is so tiny!
What fights with us is so great!
If only we would let ourselves be dominated
as things do by some immense storm,
we would become strong too, and not need names.

When we win it's with small things,
and the triumph itself makes us small.
What is extraordinary and eternal
does not want to be bent by us.
I mean the Angel who appeared
to the wrestlers of the Old Testament:
when the wrestlers' sinews
grew long like metal strings,
he felt them under his fingers
like chords of deep music.

Whoever was beaten by this Angel
(who often simply declined the fight)
went away proud and strengthened
and great from that harsh hand,
that kneaded him as if to change his shape.
Winning does not tempt that man.
This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively,
by constantly greater beings.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875)

Date added: 08/01/2012

Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go. Osho (1931)

Date added: 08/01/2012
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