Meditation

 

Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Thirty spokes of a wheel all join at a common hub
yet only the hole at the centre
allows the wheel to spin
Clay is moulded to form a cup
yet only the space within
allows the cup to hold water
Walls are joined to make a room
yet only by cutting out a door and a window
can one enter the room and live there

Thus, when a thing has existence alone
it is mere dead weight
Only when it has wu, does it have life

Verse 11, Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

(Wu is nothingness, emptiness, nonexistence)

Source : Discover Meditation by Shelley Costello, read the whole article here: http://EzineArticles.com/7297328

 

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More meditation quotes at The Quote Garden: http://www.quotegarden.com/meditation.html

 

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Poem: Four Leaf Clover

 

There is
an invisible
four leaf clover
in my heart
surrounding
my inner child´s
innocent
believing in good

even if
I forget
I can´t be but
a lucky person,
because
my
heart beats

 

– Deelia ©

And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened.  ― Jonathan Stroud

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.
― Cormac McCarthy

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.   ― Dalai Lama 

Connect with your heart and you´ll always find a four leaf clover.  ― Deelia

 

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Quotes: Confidence

 

Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you are better than everyone, it’s walking in and not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.  – unknown

The less our confidence is dependent on the outer world the more authentic it is.  – Deelia

Confidence (too) is an inner energy that can be tuned into. – Deelia

 

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Quotes: Dancing

Video: 97 years old lady dancing in the streets of Italy.

To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist,
To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,
To feel the meaning of a moment in time.

– Beth Jones

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. – Martha Graham

Life is the dancer and you are the dance. – Eckhart Tolle

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. – Robert Frost

While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life.  I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance. – Hans Bos

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…  – Susan Polis Schutz

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. – Rumi

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.  – Osho

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. – William Edgar Stafford

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. – Agnes De Mille

 

PS. “Do you wanna  dance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T6XIBIjKck began to play on the radio just when I got this post ready.  😀 Yes, I want to.

Book Quote: Opening to Receive

 

“Your Higher Self loves you and wants to give you true happiness, deep inner joy, and all the love you can imagine. Acknowledge every time you receive something, knowing that you deserve to have it and you have allowed it to come. As you learn to allow small things into your life, you can learn to allow bigger things as well, such as your spiritual growth and a life filled with laughter, abundance, and love.

–  Sanaya Roman, Spiritual Growth from Creating Your Highest Future Room at orindaben.com

 

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