The whole world is a cyclone. But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears. This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
Osho (via collegetao)
Above all, don’t let your self image stand in the way. Self image is constructed by the ego. It gives you a facade that you show the world, but it also turns into a shield by which you hide. If you let your self image stand in the way, you can’t be open and receptive. Real change requires a relaxed, natural attitude.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.
If one man conquer in battle a thousand times a thousand men, and if another conquer himself, he is the greatest of conquerors.
Buddha (via thebuddhasaid)
The only people who have been blissful in the world are the people who have lived according to their own intuition and have rebelled against any effort by others to impose their ideas. Howsoever valuable those ideas may be, they are useless because they are not yours. The only significant idea is that which arises in you, grows in you, blossoms in you.
Meditation is a flower and compassion it its fragrance. Exactly like that it happens. The flower blooms and the fragrance spreads on the winds in all directions, to be carried to the very ends of earth.
And so the way to fill your life with love is very simple: if you want more love, give more love. In offering love to others, we ensure that this is always plenty for ourselves. As long as we are giving love, there is no need to worry about getting enough
So Billy experiences death for a while. It is simply violet light and a hum. There isn’t anybody else there. Not even Billy Pilgrim is there.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (via poetsgloss)
Only two things are infinite , the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
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