Category: wisdom

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Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunlight in a cave facing north.

 – Tibetan saying


Buscar felicidad fuera de nosotros es como esperar la luz del sol en una cueva que mira al norte.

 –  refrán tibetano

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‪“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.” ‬

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faronmckenzie:

Stop making excuses for their lack of respect for you.

Respect is not conditional on their mood or what they are going through.

You deserve respect at all times. No exception.

Najwa Zebian

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faronmckenzie:

High frequencies are your protection from low vibrational beings.

Energy Vampires are emotionally immature individuals who have the sense that the whole world revolves around them. They are almost incapable of seeing things from another person’s perspective. They often lack empathy and therefore drain energy from those around them. Notice how you feel around these types of individuals and do not fear creating space between you and them… you can love from distance.

There is no difference between the Creator and…

There is no difference between the Creator and creation, just as there is no difference between the ocean and its waves.

Firefly wisdom-

Firefly wisdom-

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Some people never want to be a part of the process, but they want to be a part of the outcome. The process is where you figure out who’s worth being a part of the outcome.

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YUGEN

an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words.”

Yugen is a compound word, each part, yu and gen, meaning “cloudy impenetrability,” and the combination meaning “obscurity,” “unknowability,” “mystery,” “beyond intellectual calculability,” but not “utter darkness.” An object so designated is not subject to dialectical analysis or to a clear-cut definition. It is not at all presentable to our sense-intellect as this or that, but this does not mean that the object is altogether beyond the reach of human experience. In fact, it is experienced by us, and yet we cannot take it out into the broad daylight of objective publicity. It is something we feel within ourselves, and yet it is an object about which we can talk, it is an object of mutual communication only among those who have the feeling of it. It is hidden behind the clouds, but not entirely out of sight, for we feel its presence, its secret message being transmitted through the darkness however impenetrable to the intellect. The feeling is all in all. Cloudiness or obscurity or indefinability is indeed characteristic of the feeling. But it would be a great mistake if we took this cloudiness for something experientially valueless or devoid of significance to our daily life. We must remember that Reality or the source of all things is to the human understanding an unknown quantity, but that we can feel it in a most concrete way.

Words by Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, in Zen and Japanese Culture

Gif via @cosmosondrugs

Imagina que estás caminando por el bosque y ve…

Imagina que estás caminando por el bosque y ves a un pequeño perro sentado junto a un árbol. Al acercarse, de repente se lanza hacia ti, mostrando sus dientes. Estás asustado y enojado. Pero luego notas que una de sus patas está atrapada en una trampa. Inmediatamente, tu estado de ánimo pasa de la ira a la preocupación: ves que la agresión del perro proviene de un lugar de vulnerabilidad y dolor. Esto se aplica a todos nosotros. Cuando nos comportamos de una manera que nos lastima a nosotros mismos y a los demás, es porque estamos atrapados en una especie de trampa. Cuanto más miramos a través de los ojos de la sabiduría a nosotros mismos y los unos a los otros, más cultivamos un corazón compasivo.

thanks to @jeremydelaroche

faronmckenzie: “I had this vision during a me…

faronmckenzie:

“I had this vision during a meditation where I explored a fear boundary I had, a fear that my consciousness, or our consciousness, is alone in an empty, nihilistic meaningless void. I experienced myself as a lone beam of white light pushing endlessly through empty space, having no knowledge of where I came from or where I was headed. I was scared of the emptiness, and then chanced upon this idea: If “I” and the nothingness were All There Was, what if the nothingness could be Everything? Then I saw the black emptiness splinter into patterns and forms as I focused on what the emptiness looked like as I allowed my light to reflect off of it. And then I saw the light beam continue on indefinitely through space, leaving behind doppler-effect-like trails of matter and reflecting worlds into existence.”

(Art: “Traveler” by Andrea Tseng)