Wash Your Bowl

Novice, “Master, how can gain enlightenment?”
Lama, “Did you eat you rice?”
Novice, “Yes Master.”
Lama, “Wash your bowl.”

Practicing mindfulness I can recognize what is happening in the present without grasping or aversion.  I can practice mere recognition of what is going on within me and around me without judgment or reaction.  This helps me to keep stability and freedom alive within myself.
Touching the Earth
Thich Nhat Hanh

Whatever happens I will create no more problems.  I will create no more pain for myself.
The Power Of Now
Eckart Tolle

If we don’t look into hope and fear, seeing a thought arise, seeing the chain reaction that follows, if we don’t train our self to sit with the energy without being snared by the drama, then we will always be afraid.
When Things Fall Apart
Pema Chödrön

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Blasé Pascal

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert Pirsig

Show Up,
Pay Attention,
Tell the Truth,
Don’t be Attached to Outcome.
The Fourfold Way
Angeles Arrien

Don’t take your own dear self too seriously.
Recovery, Inc.
Abraham Lowe

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