I am my greatest companion. I do not say this to sound boastful, prideful, I say this because it is the basis of my survival. When I am distressed, I turn into myself and find comfort. When I am excited, I find myself celebrating in rapture. When I am defeated, I find myself picking myself up.
To know the greatest ally is within me always, is my greatest asset."
Hxni, I Am My Greatest Ally (via childrenofthetao)
"We forget we’re
till the rain falls
and every atom
in our body
starts to go home"
Albert Huffstickler (via ivannnka)
"Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself."
Osho (via lazyyogi)
"Zero is powerful because it is infinity’s twin. They are equal and opposite, yin and yang. They are equally paradoxical and troubling. The biggest questions in science and religion are about nothingness and eternity, the void and the infinite, zero and infinity."
Charles Seife, “Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea” (via samsaranmusing)
"To open yourself up to need, longing, dependency, and reliance on others means opening yourself to the truth that none of us can do this on our own. We really do need each other, just as we need parents and teachers. We need all those people in our lives who make us feel so uncertain. Our practice is not about finally getting to a place where we are going to escape all that but about creating a container that allows us to be more and more human, to feel more and more."
"Spiritual change is precisely a process that is bigger than you. You don’t control it. You surrender to it. You don’t reinvent yourself through spiritual work. You face yourself, and then you must let go of all the ghastly things you find. But there is no end to these ghastly things. They keep coming. The ego is a bottomless pit of suckiness. And so you finally let go of the self that clings to itself (one definition of ego). True freedom comes when ego goes."
"What is liberation?
It is to be free of personal identity.
It is to be free from the hypnosis of conditioning;
to be free from the magnetic influence and compulsiveness of the psychological mind.
It is to recognise that you are not an object, that this body is an inadequate representation of being, and is only a vessel through which consciousness and the vital force act in their portrayal called ‘life"
Mooji (via real-hip-hop-affiliated)