The Map Is Not the Territory

Everything changes, but wisdom stays the same. Live with love & be aware - no more is needed.

—Michael Kewley (via abiding-in-peace)

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me…

—Herman Hesse (via songnsilence)

(via artpropelled)

We do not want to be beginners. But let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything else but beginners all our life!

—Thomas Merton

Range after range of mountains
year after year after year
I am still in love
—Gary Snyder
Photo by Allen Ginsberg

Range after range of mountains

year after year after year

I am still in love

—Gary Snyder

Photo by Allen Ginsberg

"You’ve got to be able to make those daring leaps or you’re nowhere," said Muskrat.

—Russell Hoban, from The Mouse and His Child

If you want to know me, look inside your heart.

—Lao-tsu

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

—Albert Einstein (via an-awakening-soul)

(via abiding-in-peace)

Zen means that if you want to understand what a watermelon is, you take a watermelon, get a knife, and cut the watermelon. Then you put a slice in your mouth—boom! Your experience.
—Seung Sahn

Painting by Wayne Thiebaud

Zen means that if you want to understand what a watermelon is, you take a watermelon, get a knife, and cut the watermelon. Then you put a slice in your mouth—boom! Your experience.

—Seung Sahn

Painting by Wayne Thiebaud