If somebody treats you with unkindness, it’s likely they have endured similar treatment in the past from others, and are only repeating unconscious patterns in search of a love they cannot find. They will continue to repeat until they wake up from their nightmare of projection, and truly see who you are, who they are, who we all are.
An excuse? No.
A way to begin to find compassion for them, to stop taking their behaviour so personally and so seriously, to begin to break the cycle of violence? Perhaps. And that ‘perhaps’ is everything when it comes to loving each other.
Jeff Foster (via unconditionedconsciousness)
Zen is like looking for the spectacles that are sitting on your nose.
Zen Proverb (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)
Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust.
Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
True meditation is not a ‘doing’…it is pure, child-like fascination.
jeff foster (via abiding-in-peace)
Nothing can distract you from meditation, when everything becomes part of meditation.
Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
Jon Kabat-Zinn (via thecalminside)
When a storm comes, it stays for some time, and then it goes. An emotion is like that too-it comes and stays for a while, and then it goes. An emotion is only an emotion. We are much, much more than an emotion.
Thich Nhat Hanh  (via unconditionedconsciousness)
Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.
Louis C.K. (via elige)
To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.
Eckhart Tolle (via unconditionedconsciousness)