Mind

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
We meet our edge in the strangest places... we’re willing to jump off a bridge upside down, but we throw a tantrum when we can’t get a good cup of coffee.
'Water? What do you mean by that? I don’t understand it.' This is what a fish would say if it had a human mind. 
Don’t get stuck on the level of words. A word is no more than a means to an end. It’s an abstraction. Not unlike a signpost, it points beyond itself.
As long as you are run by the egoic mind, you are part of the collective insanity... You don’t need to condemn. Just observe.
Zen masters use the word satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence.
Misunderstanding produces a meaningless hot exchange of words. The bitter words that we did not really mean only create more havoc, more misunderstanding. This is how people who love one another deeply in the beginning sometimes turn their love into violent hatred.
The spiritual man conquers wrath by calmness, stops quarrels by keeping silent, dispels inharmony by being sweet of speech, and shames discourtesy by being thoughtful of others.
When you choose to live from a place of love, you are free to be yourself, to connect with your desires, and to take action from a place of empowerment. When you choose to live from a place of fear, you are always trying to fit in, denying who you really are in order to satisfy the expectations of others. The latter not only deprives you of [continue reading...]
Identification with your mind creates an opaque screen of concepts, labels, images, words, judgments, and definitions that blocks all true relationship.
No matter what trials come, remember that the greatest test of one's spiritual aspiration lies in his control of himself in his own home environment  -- especially if it is a discordant one. If a person's inner peace can exhibit stability and strength at home, and if he conquers others' quarrelsome dispositions by his constant, beautiful [continue reading...]
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be, as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word.
Love will win where jealousy will surely fail. If love cannot be the savior of a wrecked marriage relationship, it is folly to bring in the demon of jealousy, which might ruin both partners.
Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.