The Map Is Not the Territory

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.

We’re all just walking each other home.

—Ram Dass (via lazyyogi)

Everything’s amazing, and nobody’s happy.

—Louis C.K.

I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received.

—Antonio Porchia

Stand still. The trees ahead and the bush beside you are not lost.
—Albert Einstein

Stand still. The trees ahead and the bush beside you are not lost.

—Albert Einstein

We see that life, composed of this mind and body, is in a state of continual, constant transformation and flux. There is always the possibility of radical change. Every moment—not just poetically or figuratively, but literally—every moment we are dying and being reborn, we and all of life.

—Sharon Salzberg