Words of wisdom

Focus and Still the Mind with Words of Wisdom from Cultures Worldwide

The Dalai Lama

When asked what surprised him most about humanity,

He answered: “Man”

“Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money

Then he sacrifices money to recoup his health

And then is so anxious about the future

That he does not enjoy the present

The result being he does not live in the present or the past

He lives as if he is never going to die

And then he dies never having lived”

 

The Attainment of Peace from the Course in Miracles

“Faith is the opposite of fear, as much a part of love as fear is of attack.

Faith is the acknowledgement of union.

It is the gracious acknowledgement of everyone as a son of your most loving Father, loved by Him like you, and therefore loved by you as yourself.

It is His love that joins you and your brother, and for His love you would keep no one separate from yours.

Each one appears just as he is perceived in the holy instant, united in your purpose to be released from guilt.

You see the Christ in him, and he is healed because you look on what makes faith forever justified in everyone.”

 

Stillness Peaks by Eckhart Tolle

“When you lose touch with your inner stillness,

You lose touch with yourself.

When you lose touch with yourself,

You lose yourself in the world.

 

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness.

This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.

Stillness is your essential nature”

 

The Gospel According to John

Shortly after Jesus had miraculously fed the five thousand, the men said: “This man really is the prophet who was to come into the world”

“Jesus knew that they were about to come and take Him away by force to make Him King. He went away to the mountain by Himself”

 

The Spiritual Path by Shunryu Suzuki

“The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing.”

 

Be Still – Proverbs 29:11

“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.”