Toggle navigation. Too often we spend our days racing to catch up, growing frustrated at delays, and worrying obsessively about the future. Instead, we can choose to shift our attitude, to still our minds, to transform everyday challenges into opportunities for growth, gratitude, and joy. Now, she shows us how we can take our quiet corner with us and bring serenity to the rest of our lives. ISBN Send-to-Kindle or Email Please login to your account first.
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In summary, practicing gratitude shifts negativity such as worry, anxiety and self-doubt into contentment. Contentment allows our appreciation and inner joy to blossom and be expressed into the outer world. The outward expression of joy attracts more of what makes us joyful.
So, make the choice to free your joy. Spend a few minutes, before you fall asleep at night or get out of bed in the morning, contemplating your thankfulness. Stay with iterating your gratitude list until you feel contentment and joy filling all the cells in your heart and body.
Glory in your expression. As with anything you repeatedly practice, one day joy will be your habit. What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius Click to tweet. To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss. Bodhidharma Click to tweet. Mind is like a mad monkey. Sathya Sai Baba Click to tweet. Wei Wu Wei Click to tweet. When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish. Huang Po Click to tweet. The noble-minded are calm and steady.see
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Little people are forever fussing and fretting. Jack Kerouac Click to tweet. See also: positive quotes , silence quotes , Buddha quotes. Nothing is under control. Adi Da Click to tweet.
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Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. Who you are is always right. Ming-Dao Deng Click to tweet. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. Still your waters. Josh Waitzkin Click to tweet. If a warrior is not unattached to life and death, he will be of no use whatsoever. The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities.
Robert M. Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.
If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee. If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
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Lao Tzu. Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. Osho Click to tweet. Every experience is a lesson. Every loss is a gain. Sathya Sai Baba This is one of my favorite zen quote. In Zen we have no gurus. Frederick Lenz Click to tweet. Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points.
The true purpose [of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes. Shunryu Suzuki. Zen practice is to open up our small mind. Shunryu Suzuki Click to tweet. Zen is not a religion. There is no room for a cult. There is no dependence on a teacher. There is only learning how to use your own mind and making it strong. Frederick Lenz. Zen teaches that if we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform and lighten up about it.
Allen Klein. Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality. Alan Watts. Zen is a path of liberation. It liberates you.
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It is freedom from the first step to the last. You are not required to follow any rules; you are required to find out your own rules and your own life in the light of awareness. Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else. The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein. Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life. Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.