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Peter Tamm 

“What you seek is seeking you.” ― Rumi

Everyone carries a story

One of my favourite poems a use to read when im teaching Mindfulness.

THE GUEST HOUSE

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond. -- Jelaluddin Rumi,

The sealion and the man

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

"When you dont know if the next intelligent step to make will work, relax. No one does." ~ Swami Not So Fast ~ Benjamin Smythe

“When something dies is the greatest teaching.” ― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

“I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully.” ― George W. Bush

“Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.” ― Shunryu Suzuki

"To stay at this moment on this place is my zazen. There is no other zazen."~ Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

"Dont seek true love in the heavens or in the eyes of a lover. Seek it in the one who seeks." Jeff Foster

"Many seekers do not take full responsibility for their own liberation, but wait for one big, final spiritual experience which will catapult them fully into it. It is this search for the final liberating experience which gives rise to a rampant form of spiritual consumerism in which seekers go from one teacher to another, shopping for enlightenment as if shopping for sweets in a candy store. This spiritual promiscuity is rapidly turning the search for enlightenment into a cult of experience seekers. And, while many people indeed have powerful experiences, in most cases these do not lead to the profound transformation of the individual, which is the expression of enlightenment. "-adyashanti

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