Although you may have never sat down and defined what your philosophy is, it is fully operative and working in your life at all times. It deals with what you believe about the world in which you live, about its people and events, about how you affect them.
I am not important. If I take a break, no one dies. And this is A Good Thing.
The purest definition of “religious
You will bring yourself the suffering you need to bring yourself so that you may awaken.
When mountain-climbing is made too easy, the spiritual effect the mountain exercises vanishes into the air.
Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.
Love is a seed that we diligently plant and requires tender care and watering in order for the tree to ever grow. Just as we cannot foresee the future and what is to become of this love later in life, the tree cannot tell what the weather will be like in the future. The strongest of winds and pouring rain may befall on the tree, however as long as the foundation and roots remains strong, love is able to exist.
The object of our lives is to look at, listen to, touch, taste things. Without them-these sticks, stones, feathers, shells-there is no Deity.
If you have time to be mindful, you have time to meditate.
I’m a practicing Zen Buddhist and I’m influenced by my readings in that tradition, such as the notion that everyone is born a perfect being and we spend most of our lives with a clouded vision trying to realize our perfection,” he says. At critical moments in the book, T.S. registers his inkling of this realization. When he makes his maps, it feels like taking down dictation from the universe.