JCressy
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Traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism
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"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." John Muir

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You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.

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To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is itself to succumb to the violence of our times. Frenzy destroys our inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.

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Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people. Don't tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all God's children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give.

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” —Lao Tzu

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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

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If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years, all life on earth would end; if all human beings were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years, all forms of life would flourish.

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Life's Operating Manual
by Tom Shadyac
Page 119
Published by Hay House , 2013
Contribution #7986


Many expressions that are in common usage, and sometimes the structure of language itself, reveal the fact that people don't know who they are. You say: "He lost his life" or "my life," as if life were something that you can possess or lose. The truth is: you don't have a life, you are life. The One Life, the one consciousness that pervades the entire universe and takes temporary form to experience itself as a stone or blade of grass, as an animal, a person, a star or a galaxy. Can you sense deep within that you already know that? Can you sense that you already are That?

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Peaceful Rivers wisdom for the journey
Eckhart Tolle
http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/EckhartTolle.html
Viewed on October 25, 2013
Contribution #7980


When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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www.thinkexist.com
Wendell Berry
Viewed on October 24, 2013
Contribution #7974


You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.

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