WINM Forums :: Off-Topic Chat :: UPLIFTING QUOTES for our day to day

1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12

UPLIFTING QUOTES for our day to day
ARYA
2014-01-15 22:42


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11

"See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”~Eckhart Tolle

nunu52
2014-01-15 23:03


Forum Posts: 39
Comments: 0
Reviews: 0
That's a brilliant quote, just what I need to hear right now! Thanks for sharing Arya...
ARYA
2014-02-01 03:38


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
“Every human thought, word, or deed is based on fear or love. Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, hides, hoards, harms. Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, reveals, shares, heals. You have free choice about which of these to select.”
— Neale Donald Walsch
ARYA
2014-02-01 05:51


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
@ nunu52 So glad to hear you also relate to Eckhart Tolle!
nunu52
2014-02-02 19:16


Forum Posts: 39
Comments: 0
Reviews: 0
Yes Arya.... He simplifies things! Puts things into perspective, very simply. Very spiritual man.....
ARYA
2014-02-05 03:50


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
“If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos.”
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via tobiji)
ARYA
2014-02-24 02:51


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11

The Opposite of Samsara

'The opposite of samsara is when all the walls fall down, when the cocoon completely disappears and we are totally open to whatever may happen, with no withdrawing, no centralizing into ourselves. That is what we aspire to, the warrior's journey. That is what stirs us: leaping, being thrown out of the nest, going through the initiation rites, growing up, stepping into something that's uncertain and unknown.

What do you do when you find yourself anxious because your world is falling apart? How do you react when you’re not measuring up to your image of yourself, everybody is irritating you because no one is doing what you want, and your whole life is fraught with emotional misery and confusion and conflict? At these times it helps to remember that you’re going through an emotional upheaval because your coziness has just been, in some small or large way addressed.

It’s as if the rug has been pulled out from under you. Turning into a groundless feeling is a way of remembering that basically, you do prefer life warriorship to death.’

- Pema Chodron, Comfortable With Uncertainty.

Bliss
2014-02-24 06:45


Forum Posts: 146
Comments: 7
Reviews: 0
Oh, I love this thread! Thanks for the quote, Arya!!!
MmeRenard
2014-02-24 07:06


Forum Posts: 1084
Comments: 46
Reviews: 0
Pema Chodron is a great teacher, and her books are difficult. I've wrestled my way through a couple - they are helpful but not especially comforting. I think that's the point. She was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, whose son Sakyong Mipham is his dharma heir, also a great teacher, a marathon runner and a fine writer.
ARYA
2014-02-24 13:10


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
So glad you like the quotes Bliss. Agree Pema is a great teacher MmeRenard.
Just in case anyone is interested there is a selection of youtubes of Pema speaking and I am sure there are some of Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham. These people are of the Tibetan tradition although Pema was originally from NJ.
MmeRenard
2014-02-24 19:50


Forum Posts: 1084
Comments: 46
Reviews: 0
Sorta OT, but the Sakyong is the only Tibetan I have actually met, and is very cool - although that really doesn't convey it very well. He's a rinpoche, a husband and father, a runner - very Tibetan and very Western. Tibetan Buddhism is fascinating, I don't really get the cosmology, but the life teachings are wonderful. Also Sogyal Rinpoche, who was in Little Buddha, has some great stuff.
ARYA
2014-02-25 00:58


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
@ MmeRenard, cool! I have read Sakyong Mipham mother's book DRAGON THUNDER in which she details her life with Chogyam Trungpa.
ARYA
2014-03-01 00:26


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus of Nazareth

Mathew 18:3

MmeRenard
2014-03-01 03:41


Forum Posts: 1084
Comments: 46
Reviews: 0
"Innocent!" :-)

Good one, Arya!

ARYA
2014-03-01 04:25


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
Yup, that is the yin and the yang.
lily1101
2014-03-04 03:13


Forum Posts: 51
Comments: 3
Reviews: 0
Ars longa, vita brevis


Life is short, Art is forever

ARYA
2014-03-04 05:54


Forum Posts: 2835
Comments: 73
Reviews: 11
lily1101, you need an avatar.
lily1101
2014-03-06 22:59


Forum Posts: 51
Comments: 3
Reviews: 0
I know, I am trying to decide which one. Sorry.
Bliss
2014-03-07 05:12


Forum Posts: 146
Comments: 7
Reviews: 0
Like the quote lily ... Do I have to add the 1101? I
lily1101
2014-03-07 11:07


Forum Posts: 51
Comments: 3
Reviews: 0
No, Bliss. I actually hate numbers.

1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12


You must be registered and logged in to post on the forums.