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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive. - Eleonora Duse
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances.— Bruce Barton
When you meditate you have to try to quiet and calm the mind. There should be no thought within the mind. Right now you feel that if you can cherish twenty ideas at a time, then you are the wisest man on earth. The more thoughts that enter into our minds, the more clever we feel we are. But in the spiritual life it is not like that. If consciously we can make the mind calm and quiet, we feel that a new creation dawns inside us.

Meditate Silently.
You will be able to create a totally new life for yourself .
I follow the Way of Love, and where Love’s caravan takes its path, there is my religion, my faith.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
— Isaac Newton

When you try to stop activityTo achieve passivityYour very effort fills you with activity. 

― Sosan
The greatest achievement is selflessness. 
The greatest worth is self-mastery. 
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. 
The greatest precept is continual awareness. 
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. 
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. 
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. 
The greatest generosity is non-attachment. 
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. 
The greatest patience is humility. 
The greatest effort is not concerned with results. 
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. 
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
Atisha
there has been a spark in me

that has never left for 20 years, finding peace, and beauty in everything, and nothing could ever take that away. just like the old proverb look at things as if a child would, and see everything new for the first time. i truly believe my eyes were opened up from day 1, and there still beaming hazel love.

live in the NOW. The past will only make you depressed, the future will make you anxious; but the now will put you at peace. Dont worry about what has been, you can not change that; so why bother morning over it. You can not predict the future, so why bother trying; it will only make anxiety ridden. When you live in the now, you can focus of yourself; you have no boundaries nor regrets. The now brings peace with in you and with out you. When you live in the now you are free from depression, you are free from anxiety, you a free to be ALIVE.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

~ Lao Tzu

Instead of trying to figure out where sounds are coming from, acknowledge these sounds as objects. When you are aware of these sounds as objects, be aware of the mind that is knowing the sounds. What is that awareness aware of? It is aware of objects. You can stay on the side of awareness or see both the object and the knowing mind together.

—Sayadaw U Tejaniya,

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There are many things in this world that you have yet to learn. Greed, wrath, infatuation, desire, lust, and ignorance. Always be careful. These are the causes of suffering. They cause all living creatures to be stuck in the perpetual cycle of birth and death.
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Be aware, then let go. Your mind will remain untarnished.