This Compassionate Life

Allowing everything to be as it is

Leave everything undefined,
including yourself.
Befriend uncertainty.
Fall in love with mystery.
Kneel at the altar
of Not Knowing.
Give your questions
time to breathe.
And the answers
will find you.

Jeff Foster (via oceanandwave)

this is it

(via eight-bruises)

(via eight-bruises)

Apple Cider Vinegar in the making. Some of it will be turned into #firecider

Apple Cider Vinegar in the making. Some of it will be turned into #firecider

‎We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

—Joseph Campbell (via panatmansam)

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.

Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience (via expeditum)

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The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.

—Ram Das (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via rong-way)

When somebody provokes your anger, the only reason you get angry is because you’re holding on to how you think something is supposed to be. You’re denying how it is. Then you see it’s the expectations of your own mind that are creating your own hell. When you get frustrated because something isn’t the way you thought it would be, examine the way you thought, not just the thing that frustrates you. You’ll see that a lot of your emotional suffering is created by your models of how you think the universe should be and your inability to allow it to be as it is.

Ram Dass (via monsieurtomfuckery)

May we allow everything to be as it is.

(Source:, via monsieurtomfuckery)

If you could observe the physiological changes that take place in your body when you’re in negative states, you would stop immediately.

—Eckhart Tolle (via yeshecholwa)

(Source: realiseyourpower, via yeshecholwa)

Generally speaking, we regard discomfort in any form as bad news. But for practitioners or spiritual warriors - people who have a certain hunger to know what is true - feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back, they teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher and lucky for us, it’s with us where ever we are.

—Pema Chodron (via yeshecholwa)

These moments become our greatest gifts

(Source: thetaooflife, via yeshecholwa)