This Compassionate Life

Allowing everything to be as it is

I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away.

—Vincent Van Gogh, a letter to his brother, Theo.  (via barecontact)

(Source: stxxz.us, via jodimariehk)

Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind.

—Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (via wordsthat-speak)

(via joyfrequencies)

If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (via bookmania)

(via be-stillness)

justdharmaquotes:

Take a walk ~ Chögyam Trungpahttp://bit.ly/1rIGd2b
Meditation is getting into the natural situation, the organic natural situation of what we are, directly, thoroughly, properly. In order to do this, we cannot just rent a helicopter and fly to the heart of the matter without any inconvenience. We do not have the money to buy such a fantastic machine. So what shall we do? The obvious thing to do is walk, just to walk on our own feet, just walk. We have to get into the countryside of this intimate natural beauty and walk. That is exactly what the first step of meditation is, going into our natural psychological situation without trying to find some fancy touristic vehicle. It is a very pleasant thing, to begin with, to just walk.
Chögyam Trungpa
from the book “Glimpses of Abhidharma”http://amzn.to/12veABS

justdharmaquotes:

Take a walk ~ Chögyam Trungpa
http://bit.ly/1rIGd2b

Meditation is getting into the natural situation, the organic natural situation of what we are, directly, thoroughly, properly. In order to do this, we cannot just rent a helicopter and fly to the heart of the matter without any inconvenience. We do not have the money to buy such a fantastic machine. So what shall we do? The obvious thing to do is walk, just to walk on our own feet, just walk. We have to get into the countryside of this intimate natural beauty and walk. That is exactly what the first step of meditation is, going into our natural psychological situation without trying to find some fancy touristic vehicle. It is a very pleasant thing, to begin with, to just walk.

Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “Glimpses of Abhidharma”
http://amzn.to/12veABS

In the end it’s all very simple. Either we give ourselves to Silence or we don’t.

—Adyashati (via thecalminside)

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

—Krishnamurti (via thecalminside)

HOW TO FORGIVE

thiscompassionatelife:

You had no choice. And neither did they.

Instant forgiveness, when you are ready.

Because of what you were going through, how you were feeling at the time, the thoughts that were running through your mind, what you believed then, the lenses through which you were seeing the world, the fear…

This is a repeat post from a while back, but worth the repost. peartreestore

Do whatever it takes - meditate, exercise, pray, read, write, listen to music, whatever you find that works - to ignite your awareness daily. Then you will create and contribute to Life as you have never contributed before.

Neale Donald Walsch

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.

—Masaru Emoto (via thecalminside)

(via selflovestartshere)

Late fall. Before the deep quiet of winter settles in.

Late fall. Before the deep quiet of winter settles in.