Inspiration & insights from the path toward happiness & wisdom from a yogi and Christian mystic.
“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”
“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”
“Bearing the unbearable is the deepest root of compassion in the world. When you bear what you think you cannot bear, who you think you are dies. You become compassion. You don’t have compassion - you are compassion. True compassion goes beyond empathy to being with the experience of another. You become an instrument of compassion.”
“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”
“It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.”
“You cannot use someone else’s fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it.”