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Glide and Sing

The sun shines not on us, but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. – John Muir

Flash

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surmise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more surely. – Lillian Smith

Secret

The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself. – W. Somerset Maugham

Avenues

I feel we all have a stake in our community as much as we do in our own spirits, and seeking avenues of generosity is the direct path to peace among us. – Shari Arison

Simplify

When you reach the core that comes after allowing everything to drop, you are naturally cracked open. There is a spiritual heart in that core. You uncover not only the emptiness of the radiant mind, but the radiance and warmth of the spiritual heart as well. When you’re really resting, you can actually feel the radiant, empty mind – not as a thought, but as the radiant emptiness of yourself, the nothingness of yourself and of all selves. You also experience the radiant heart fullness and realize that the emptiness isn’t just a bland emptiness – it is heart-full. When the emptiness awakens, you know that it is also the compassionate heart. The warmth of your own spiritual heart comes alive. – Adyashanti

Really Free

That he is really free, but that, in order to be free, he must first go through the experiences which will teach him how to use his freedom properly. – Ernest Holmes

Transform Yourself

The device is different, but the purpose is the same. Take a jump! Move! Transform yourself! Whatsoever you are, transform yourself from it. – Osho

The Calling

The calling is not to Go beyond the mind. The calling is to be, which is Prior to the mind. – Wu Hsin

Good

Whatsoever is there is good. – Osho

Direction of Dreams

I have learned that if one advances in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

Creative Thinking

What we call happiness or ecstacy is, to me, creative thinking. And creative thinking is the infinite movement of thought, emotion, and action. – Krishnamurti

Sleeping Heart

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of Light, And let it breathe. – Hafiz

Light is All

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deepest Nature

One should be always on the trail of one’s own deepest nature. For it is the fearless living out of your own essential nature that connects you to the divine.  – Henry David Thoreau

Now is the Time

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows. – Rumi

Healer

Rest then in that peace and love and do as you will, as you wish, as you feel. Let there be an end to worry when this is accomplished. The great healer of distortions is love. – Ra

Leap in the Dark

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. – Henry David Thoreau

Growing

Not guided, not guarded, not directed, not motivated, but simply growing. – Osho

Cycles

In all things there is a law of cycles. – Tacitus

Eternal Name

The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnameable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things. Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations. Yet mystery and manifestations arise from the same source. This source is called darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding. – Tao Te Ching, Ch.1, interpreted by Stephen Michell

Homesick

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. – Edgar Watson Howe

Present

The moment you start seeking you have moved away from the present, away from yourself, because you are always in the present. The seeker is always in the present and the seeking is in the future; you are not going to meet whatsoever you are seeking. Lao Tzu says “Seek not; otherwise you will miss. Seek not and find. Don’t seek and find.” – Osho, Book of Secrets

Send Light

Send the light of your own loving ahead of you. When you get there, the loving will have prepared a place for you. Be kind, gentle, and enjoy the journey. – Peter McWilliams

Seek Not

The moment you start seeking you have moved away from the present, away from yourself, because you are always in the present. The seeker is always in the present and the seeking is in the future; you are not going to meet whatsoever you are seeking. Lao Tzu says “Seek not; otherwise you will miss. Seek not and find. Don’t seek and find.” -Osho

Waking State

Your thinking that you have to make an effort to get rid of this dream of the waking state, and your making efforts to attain jnana (realization of Self) or real awakening, are all parts of the dream. – Ramana Maharshi

Darkness

You are not what you are; You are darkness Looking for light within. – Dejan Stojanovic

Love Within

Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole. – Ernest Holmes

Return to Source

When everything is seen as One, we return to the Source and stay where we have always been… – Seng-t’san

Everywhere Music

See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it. – Thomas Carlyle

Perceptions

The reality of life is that your perceptions — right or wrong — influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place. – Roger Birkman Download Desktop Wallpaper