Mindful quotes

  1. “A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
  2. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  3. “To worship our false selves is to worship nothing. And the worship of nothing is hell.” ~ Thomas Merton
  4. “Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  5. “Realization is to get rid of the delusion that you have not realized.” ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
  6. “It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy if we wish to transform our life into something transcendental.” ~ Lama Yeshe
  7. “Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
  8. “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth” ~ Pema Chodron
  9. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Eliot
  10. “As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.” ~Walter Landor
  11. “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  12. “If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.” ~ Achaan Chah
  13. “Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing.” ~ Tilopa
  14. “Big Mind is something to express, not something to figure out.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  15. “The primordial fire of reality is going to burn through the hull of our little ego spaceship, and scatter us like stars.” ~ Reggie Ray
  16. “Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.” ~ Mark Twain
  17. “I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.” ~ Saraha
  18. “Being completely and totally present and at every single point of space and time, It is fully and completely present here and now, thus we can no more attain immanent Spirit then we could, say, attain our feet.” ~ Ken Wilber
  19. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn
  20. “Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.” ~ Alan Watts

Woman walking through field. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.

Which is your favorite? Is there one you really like that is not included above? If so, what is it?


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