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The body is always in time, the spirit is always timeless and the psyche is an amphibious creature, compelled by the laws of man’s being to associate itself to some extent with its body, but capable, if it so desires, of experiencing and identifying itself with its spirit.

Aldous Huxley, from “Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita” by Ram Dass

Being love, rather than taking or giving love, is the only thing that provides stability.

Ram Dass

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.

Paul Tillich

For in [God] we live and move and have our being.

Acts 17:28

Somewhere this very moment, babies are born, fathers are dying, mothers are grieving. Yet, pervading all is a groundless awareness, delicate and strong at the same time. Everything becomes we, a beating heart with a transparent, radiant smile.

Judith Simmer-Brown

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.

Paul Tillich

It seems to me that we have made God a being instead of Being itself. Both John Duns Scotus and Thomas Aquinas said “Deus est Ens,” or “God is existence itself.” That is the first name of God in the Book of Exodus (3:14), which could rightly be translated “I am Am-ness,” or perhaps as Acts of the Apostles puts it: “God is the one in whom we live, and move, and have our being” (17:28).

Being, or naked existence, is the one thing that we all are a part of. It seems the essential religious problem is that human beings suffer almost universally from a massive case of mistaken identity about their radical union with God. If we can break away from the illusion of our separateness then the rest follows rather clearly, and we can reconnect with our core identity. We are each a manifestation of that Universal and Divine Being, which then takes the form of angels, humans, animals, trees, water, and Earth itself. Until we recognize that inherent and shared sacredness, we have no philosophical or compelling basis for nonviolence.

Richard Rohr

I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this imperfection, to rejoice in this imperfection is my whole message.

Osho (via her0inchic)

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Presence has no measurable product except positive feelings, feelings of support, intimacy, and happiness. When we stop being busy and productive and switch to just being still and aware, we ourselves will also feel support, intimacy, and happiness, even if no one else is around.

Jan Chozen Bays (via Tricycle Daily)

You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success— none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.

Ram Dass

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When we are fully expressed from moment to moment, we are transparent.

Sensei Nancy Mujo Baker,
“On Not Being Stingy”

Real bliss is the absence of the wanting of bliss

Ramesh S. Balsekar (via 1barefootgirl)

lazyyogi:

from the Tao Te Ching

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lazyyogi:

The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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