Jedi Knight, Zen Mind :)

by bryan maynard

"I sense much fear in you. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to...the dark side. You must let go of your fear."

“I sense much fear in you. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to…the dark side. You must let go of your fear.”

“One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.”

Alan Wilson Watts, Psychotherapy East and West

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz”

“You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests development and short-circuits the cultivation of wisdom.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

“Whatever your eye falls on – for it will fall on what you love – will lead you to the questions of your life, the questions that are incumbent upon you to answer, because that is how the mind works in concert with the eye. The things of this world draw us where we need to go.”
Mary Rose O’Reilley, The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd

“If you’re reading these words, perhaps it’s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you’re ready to embrace change. It isn’t enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.”
Sharon Salzberg, The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Programme for Real Happiness

A few quotes to help me BE here now and somewhere else later.

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