The Map Is Not the Territory

Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.

—Jonathan Safran Foer (via yeshecholwa)

(Source: kushandwizdom, via abiding-in-peace)

It is not our job to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves
Like the trees, and be born again,
Drawing up from the great roots.

—Robert Bly (via observando)

(via abiding-in-peace)

Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.

—Rumi (via natrieli)

(via abiding-in-peace)

I meditate because evolution gave me a big brain, but it didn’t come with an instruction manual. I meditate because life is too short and sitting slows it down. I meditate because life is too long and I need an occasional break…I meditate because it’s such a relief to spend time ignoring myself…I meditate because I’m building myself a bigger and better perspective, and occasionally I need to add a new window.

—,  Wes Nisker - "Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again" (via abiding-in-peace)

Wherever there is a poetical action, a religious aspiration, a heroic thought, a union of the nature within man and the Nature without, there is Zen.

—R.H. Blyth

All of us are watchers—of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway—but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.

—Peter M. Leschak

Transform your thoughts but remain as you are.