“The Tao doesn’t take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn’t take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.
The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it,
the more it produces;
the more you talk of it,
the less you understand.
Hold on to the center”—(via divine-consciousness)
When in doubt, tea. When happy, tea. When cold, tea. When sad, tea. When sick, tea. When no inspiration, tea. When have to leave bed, tea. When supposed to be doing homework, tea. When scheming to take over world, tea. When summoning minor demon, tea. When accidentally starting apocalypse, tea.
Do not touch your body with bad intentions. Rub your belly when it is full. Stroke your soft skin. Hug yourself, even if it’s silly, because it feels nice. Pleasure yourself. Do not touch your body with bad intentions. Do not pinch at the fat on your stomach. Do not scratch at your skin. Do not hate the shell you’re encased in.
“Somebody says something to you that is rude or designed to hurt. Instead of going into unconscious reaction and negativity, such as attack, defense, or personal withdrawal, you let it pass right through you. Offer no resistance. It is as if there is nobody there to get hurt anymore. That is forgiveness. In this way, you become invulnerable. You can still tell that person that his or her behavior is unacceptable, if that is what you choose to do. But that person no longer has the power to control your inner state. You are then in your power - not in someone else’s, nor are you run by your mind. Whether it is a car alarm, a rude person, a flood, an earthquake, or the loss of all your possessions, the resistance mechanism is the same.”—Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now (via meditationsinwonderland)
“Do not seek the light. See it. Do not look for beauty. Be it. Do not search for Self. Know it. Let the birdsong teach you. Let the sunrise break your heart open. Let every breath remind you of sudden miracles”—(via divine-consciousness)