Meditation Point #18

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Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events not of words. Trust movement.
Alfred Adler

This seems to be a rewording of Actions speak louder than words, or perhaps it is the other way around?…

Meditation Point #17

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When we speak of being highly developed spiritually, this does not mean that we float in the air.
In fact, the higher we go, the more we come down to Earth.
Chogyam Trungpa

Meditation Point #16

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Edward Abbey

Meditation Point #15

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All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
— Henry Miller

Meditation Point #14

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Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.

— Lebanese Proverb

Meditation Point #13

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Simplicity, Patience and Compassion

Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion

Meditation Point #12

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Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.

— Claude Bernard

Meditation Point #11

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The True Warrior

A true warrior is always armed with the three things:
the radiant sword of pacification;
the mirror of bravery, wisdom, and friendship; and,
the precious jewel of enlightenment

Mother of All Sins

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We are very pleased to introduce Michelle Phan A.K.A. Ninja Assassin as a guest blogger. We will be featuring some of Michelle’s writing here and hopefully some more of her artwork!!

Reflected Whispers by Michelle Phan It is the Mother of all sins because it was the first sin committed; the sin of Lucifer. ‘Twas the root of the Original Sin committed by Adam and Eve. The summit of self-love and the interference with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God is the reason why it is the greastest sin of all. The sin most despised by God, and the one He punishes most severely: Pride, or vanity, is the excessive belief in one’s own worth.

There is pride in all of us, in that we are all too proud of something. People suffer as a result of pride. Unresolved are global issues like hunger and poverty, because men are endlessly pursuing glory and conquest; endlessly pursuing to become greater than other men.

Is it one’s income, talent, class or beauty that judges a person’s worth? We may have different attributes and talents, but when it comes to God, He will not judge you by your income or talent or beauty or class. The most extravagant women and men will leave this world as do the most hurting. We all leave this world without a dime, judging is irrelevant. Nothing matters, ultimately, but the purity that is the soul.

Pride can cloud your beliefs and judgements. Embrace the world in a different perspective, do not let pride deprive you of wisdom. Set it aside and cure yourself of stubbornness and envy; open your eyes to the perspectives of those around you, then much will be resolved.

Meditation Point #10

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Putting things in perspective…

If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity,
so that finding a penny will literally make your day,
then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies,
you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.
It’s that simple. What you see is what you get.
Annie Dillard