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“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”
“The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.”
“The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.”
“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
“I sit with people who are dying. I’m one of those unusual types that enjoys being with someone when they’re dying because I know I am going to be in the presence of Truth.”
“We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”
All quotes by Ram Dass
“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”
“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”
“What you resist, persists.”
“The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.”
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
“There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
“Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one’s own being.”
All quotes by C.G. Jung
“Don’t drink at the water’s edge, throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched.” — Jeanette Berson
“Move, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.” — Rumi
“Detachment creates room for creation.” — Tosha Silver
“What is meant for you is always meant to find you.” — Saint Lalleshwari
“Abundance is something to be, not seek or await.” — Tosha Silver
“There’s no formula.” — J. K. Rowling
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”
Poem by Rumi, image by Elephant Journal
I’ve heard Kathy Freston’s name a lot over the years, but I never really looked into her. This week I decided to check-out her Instagram page (@kathyfreston). I really enjoyed it! If you are interested in great food, good times, green smoothies and furry friends — you might like it too.