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Perhaps the longest but most worthwhile journey you will ever take is not measured in miles but in the inches you descend from your head back down into your heart.

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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

We practically can’t do anything without judging. Say, a flower - is it pretty? You almost can’t look at a flower without evaluating it. It’s very hard for you to sit and just be here and let all this stuff happen without judging. Is it good? Is it right? Is it wrong? Will it help me? That’s part of the trap. And so, what gets really exquisite is when you start to watch your own thoughts, and you realize that they’re like birds flying across the blue sky. And when you realise that and you’re finally along on the journey, you’ll notice that your mind is completely empty - mindlessly floating along. It’s all happening. It’s all happening. Oh … wow … No doer, it’s just happening!

Ram Dass

Love flows. Love doesn’t know boundaries. The mind creates boundaries. The mind creates the boundary of separate me and you. The heart just keeps embracing and opening out.

Ram Dass

Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing.

Tilopa

(This is the single most reblogged quote I’ve ever posted, which seems odd to me, so I thought it I should repost it for those who haven’t seen it yet.)

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To achieve freedom requires only two things: a silent mind and an open heart.

Thynn Thynn

(Source: Liberated Life Project)

ombuddha:

In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are the same word. So when we hear the word ‘mindfulness’, we have to inwardly also hear ‘heartfulness’ in order to grasp it even as a concept, and especially as a way of being.

Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Photo by Robert Bronisevsky.

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Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.

Deepak Chopra (via elige)

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The mind always wants to go on and on, because that is its very lifeblood. Stopping, even for a single moment, the mind dies. And the death of the mind is the birth of you. While the mind has power over you, you are not born yet.

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It is my mind, with its store of images, that gives the world color and sound; and that supremely real and rational certainty which I can “experience” is, in its most simple form, an exceedingly complicated structure of mental images. Thus there is, in a certain sense, nothing that is directly experienced except the mind itself. Everything is mediated through the mind, translated, filtered, allegorized, twisted, even falsified by it. We are … enveloped in a cloud of changing and endlessly shifting images.

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“We are caught up in this bizarre habit of assuming that there is an “I.” Yet the definition of this seemingly permanent thing has to keep constantly changing to keep up the illusion in an impermanent world. This takes up a lot of mental time and is continually frustrating to the mind, as it takes so much constant work and effort. This process is called ignorance, i.e. the illusion of an “I” and thus that everything else is “not I.”

Daniel Ingram

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Let your mind be spacious and your heart be kind and soft.

Jack Kornfield

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