The good and the bad. The shadow and the light. The dark days of February and the sunny days of May. I think of it as dancing with life, not just trying to control it or figure it out.

wesker9:
Wait, are you saying there is more to life then getting those gold stars!?
pimenta:
Wisdom 

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. -Max Ehrmann

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wesker9:
@brooklin1981 like a picture in a picture. Everything collapses under its own weight. Thats why the real world is round. A circle cant fall in on its self. Its the island we start from. A point of origin. Like a seed. Before male and female. Before the split.
wesker9:
I enjoy a lot the Zen questions. Suspiciously missing in the North American culture , one of my most favorite "Who teaches the Teachers?" and for some Who's on first kind of fun, take away the question mark "Who teaches the Teachers.".

No person, thing, or experience can fill the void of our self-rejection, and none of it will be satisfying until we believe that, just as we are, we are worthy of enjoying it.

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wesker9:
The most necessary resource a tree needs to grow is space. When one is full with objects and material values the tree of life has no space to blossom.
juliju:
Nice words, I think I needed to read them today, thank u :) 

We look to all of these other things outside ourselves to feel beautiful and to feel accepted when the whole Tim the only person who can truly allow us to feel these things is staring back at us in the mirror every day.

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hornyarm:
nice
jessieoops:
toda la razón 😘

When we build hard shells and emotional armor to protect us from the suffering of life, we no longer are readily able to experience heartfelt compassion or spontaneous joy.

waterproof85:
True.
gabyrabelo:
true

We really can be ourselves if we can remember that it's our perception that matters- it's a waste of energy to try to see ourselves through other people's eyes. Odds are, they are paying far less attention to us than we think.

For a long time in my life I was very unhappy, with myself and with everything around me. I started to read books on buddism and started meditating. It really helped me and changed my perceptive on life. I want to start sharing quotes and notes from the books I have read to maybe inspire you, motivate you or just brighten your day. You only...
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elaena:
torii:
@kabab2 yes I do, I listen to guided meditation through the Audible app