Quotes

This page will contain quotes from myself as well as educators and writers who inspire me. I will continue to renew them periodically.

“We have allowed ourselves very little space for not-knowing. Very seldom do we have the wisdom not-to-know, to lay the mind open to deeper understanding. When confusion occurs in the mind, we identify with it and say we are confused…Confusion arises because we fight against our not-knowing, which experiences each moment afresh without preconceptions or expectations.” Stephen Levine, A Gradual Awakening

“We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence. The basic teaching of Buddhism is the teaching of transiency, change. That everything changes is the basic truth of each existence. When we realize the everlasting truth of “everything changes” and find our composure in it, we find ourselves in Nirvana.”
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

“All conflict is rooted in nonacceptance. Accept things as they are, totally and without the slightest judgment. Do not resist anything. In this environment, freedom and wholeness appear, and then whatever must happen will happen. We will know what to do and when to do it. When we have dissolved conflict in complete acceptance, we enter, fully and consciously, the dynamic flowing river of life.” Robert Rabbin, The Sacred Hub

“What’s true is always what’s happening, not the story about what should be happening.” Byron Katie, Loving What Is

“When I listened within myself I saw that the world is what it is – nothing more, nothing less. Where reality is concerned, there is no “what should be.” There is only what is, just the way it is, right now. The truth is prior to every story. And every story, prior to investigation, prevents us from seeing what’s true.” Byron Katie, Loving What Is

“The right thing does itself.” F.M. Alexander

“Everyone wants to be right, but no one stops to consider if their idea of right is right.” F.M. Alexander

What we do is dictated by what we are doing.”
Jill Eng, Body Over Mind, a mindful reality check

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