“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” . Anon
I found hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama
Bernadette Carter King suggests – http://www.examiner.com/article/10-of-the-best-eckhart-tolle-quotes-to-give-you-the-power-of-now
“10 of the best Eckhart Tolle quotes to help you stay focused.” She says “During times of stress, meditate on your favorite spiritual quote of Tolle’s, thereby using it as a mindfulness exercise.”
“Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.” – Eckhart Tolle
“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” – Eckhart Tolle
“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolves, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can’t prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” – Eckhart Tolle
“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” – Eckhart Tolle
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE?
Someone asked Eckhart Tolle if he could recommend one or two courses. His reply, “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able… Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending any course.” A New Earth p244
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. He also says; “Breath is my anchor.”
PS Breath is also the number 1 nutrient!
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SEVEN FACTORS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
In Buddhism, the Seven Factors of Enlightenment are:
MINDFULNESS (sati) i.e. to remember the Dhamma.
INVESTIGATION (dhamma vicaya) of the Dhamma.
JOY or rapture (pīti)
RELAXATION or tranquility (passaddhi) of both body and mind
CONCENTRATION (samādhi) a calm, one-pointed state of concentration of mind
EQUANIMITY (upekkha), to be able to face life in all its vicissitudes with calm of mind and tranquility, without disturbance, with dispassion and detachment.
This set of seven enlightenment factors is one of the “Seven Sets” of “Enlightenment-related states” (bodhipakkhiyadhamma).
The Pali word bojjhanga is a compound of bodhi (“enlightenment”) and anga (“factor”).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – see ‘Seven Factors of Enlightenment’
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