“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel (via yogamindlesbian)

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“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via wethinkwedream)

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Should We Meet Again


the-ravens-song:

Should we meet again
through the blessing
of some unexpected grace,
then I pray of you,
joy of my age,
one final touch.
Let my lips graze your cheek
and offer a votive
on the altar from which your eyes
taught me love.

© Jude Dippold, 2012

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“Through the initial physical challenge of the fast, the soul is agitated and its level of maturity is tested. In this way, the physical fast is a means to an inner, spiritual fast. The fast ultimately reveals to you everything that comes between you and Allah s.w.t., every tendency to break down and lapse out of trust in Allah s.w.t. when placed under pressure. How you respond to this discomfort determines the degree of success of your spiritual fast.”

Ilyas al Kashani, on the purification of the fast (sawm) during Ramadan

(h/t Maryam Eskandari)

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The word “Buddha” means “I am awake.” The last words of Jesus before his arrest in the garden were also “Stay Awake” (Matthew 26:38). To be awake is to be fully conscious. The Buddhists sometimes call it “object-less consciousness”; I might just call it “undefended knowing.” It is a consciousness where we are not conscious of anything in particular but everything in general. It is a panoramic receptive awareness—whereby you take in all that the moment offers without eliminating anything or attaching to anything. You just watch it pass.

This does not come naturally to us, surely not in our culture. We have to work at it. All forms of meditation and contemplation teach some form of compartmentalizing or limiting the control of the mental ego—or what some call the “monkey mind,” which just keeps jumping from observation to observation, distraction to distraction, feeling to feeling, commentary to commentary. Most of this mental action means very little and is actually the opposite of consciousness. In fact, it is unconsciousness. It is even foolish to call it “thinking” at all, although educated people tend to think their self-referential commentaries are high-level thinking.


Richard Rohr, “Jesus & Buddha” (via wordslessspoken)

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                   Asteroid Flies By Earth This Weekend
A city-block size asteroid will fly by Earth this weekend well beyond the orbit of the moon. The asteroid 2002 AM31 will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday(July 22), when it will pass by at a range of about 3.2 million miles (5.2 million kilometers). That’s about 13.7 times the distance between the Earth and the moon. 
   On Sunday, the Slooh Space Camera sky watching website will host two live webcasts to offer Internet denizens views of the space rock from telescopes at the Prescott Observatory in Arizona and the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa.

yourmaj3sty:

                   Asteroid Flies By Earth This Weekend

A city-block size asteroid will fly by Earth this weekend well beyond the orbit of the moon. The asteroid 2002 AM31 will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday(July 22), when it will pass by at a range of about 3.2 million miles (5.2 million kilometers). That’s about 13.7 times the distance between the Earth and the moon. 

   On Sunday, the Slooh Space Camera sky watching website will host two live webcasts to offer Internet denizens views of the space rock from telescopes at the Prescott Observatory in Arizona and the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa.

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“We realize—often quite suddenly—that our sense of self, which has been formed and constructed out of our ideas, beliefs and images, is not really who we are. It doesn’t define us, it has no center.”

Adyashanti  (via divineisinyou)

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“Peace can exist only in the present moment. It is ridiculous to say “Wait until I finish this, then I will be free to live in peace.” What is “this”? A diploma, a job, a house, the payment of a debt? If yo u th ink that way, peace will never come. There is always another “this” that will follow the present one. If you are not living in peace at this moment, you will never be able to. If you truly want to be at peace, you must be at peace right now. Otherwise, there is only “the hope of peace some day.”

Thich Nhat Hanh (via babydoll1976)

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