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"Not all those who wander are lost."~ J.R.R. Tolkien

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.

— Ram Dass (via oniverse)

your creative power

realiseyourpower:

If you test your creative power on this level, the statement: “Whatsoever you desire, believe you have received it and you will,” will no longer be a great theory given lip service, but will be known from experience.
Believe you are the man (or woman) you want to be. Catch the feeling that you…

Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.

If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.

You should do no less for yourself.

Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.

Remember you don’t meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you won’t find it. You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.

—Ajahn Chan (via tobiji)

(via inhabitude)

We limit ourselves when we adopt specific identities and then believe that this is truly who we are and must be.

—H.H. the Karmapa (via poundtheroad)

changeyourenergy:

You are not your experiences.
Your experiences are yours.
Every experience you have will shape you. But what you become is up to you.

changeyourenergy:

You are not your experiences.

Your experiences are yours.

Every experience you have will shape you. But what you become is up to you.

The Freedom of Not Knowing

contrariansoul:

Prayer is largely just being silent: holding the tension instead of even talking it through, offering the moment instead of fixing it by words and ideas, loving reality as it is instead of understanding it fully. Prayer is commonly a willingness to say “I don’t know.” We must not push the river,…