Quote from the Tao Te Ching

Know the source
Courtesy of Raven Gregoire

If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.

 

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Simple Reality ~ The Ocean

The waves crash against the rocky beach,

There is turbulence on the ocean surface.

The beaches see the tides rise and move in,

There is  constant movement everywhere.

Yet when I  dive deep within the ocean

I witness something else inside….

In the midst of all this chaos, there is a calmness,

The  innermost sanctuary  is filled with peace.

If I could learn from the ocean,

This is what I would understand….

Dive deep, dive within and find your place of rest

There lies within me,  the abode of peace and tranquillity.

This  is my home , my only true abode …..

The Pot

The pot needs to be broken again and again to recreate itself. For it to become a bigger one, It needs to lose the older one. The act is of  preparing itself to carry more .  And so do I. ….   I too need to constantly break free of my chains and concepts.  And also ideas of what is, what I have been, believed in and been chained by/ to.  I need not fear any more the breaking of the pot .  I recognize now, that it is for my own good and  growth …..

This is the process, I finally realize. I cannot hold on to the breaking of the pot.  It will happen automatically in due time.  That is it’s nature.  And the outcome on the contrary to what everyone believes in,  is not of pain or suffering, but of understanding, compassion and love…

Some people say: “In this big universe, you’re just a speck of dust.”
You may be a speck of dust, but oh, what a speck of dust.
In this speck of dust, the infinite and the finite are fused;
and you are the threshold of the two.
Here, the mortal being comes as close
as it possibly can to the immortal.
The same power that drives the universe breathes us.
We have been chosen to be the platform for life.

~ Prem Rawat

From the Quote Box

 

 

Not everyone is meant to stay in your life forever.

Sometimes they are only there long enough to teach you the lesson that you needed to learn

 

 

 

From the Quotes Box ~ Rumi

 

I died from minerality and became vegetable;
And From vegetativeness I died and became animal.

I died from animality and became man.
Then why fear disappearance through death?

Next time I shall die
Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels;
After that, soaring higher than angels –

What you cannot imagine,
I shall be that.

– Rumi