Thoughts

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi   ♥ ~ Be the change you want to see in the world ~

“When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom.
When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love.
And between these two, my life turns.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

Having been asked many times how I got started as an artist, I my reply is the same as Robert Pinsky’s: “Whatever makes a child want to glue macaroni on a paper plate and paint the assemblage and see it on the refrigerator — that has always been strong in me.”

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~Elliott Erwitt

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful” ~Mark Victor Hansen

“A lifetime is not what is between the moments of birth and death.  A lifetime is one moment
Between my two little breaths. The present, the here, the now,  That’s all the life I get.
I live each moment in full, In kindness, in peace, without regret.”  ~Chade Meng, Taoist poet

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~Maya Angelou

“I found freedom when I found the message of Advaita. I found a greater freedom when I let go of it. Now I just type words, play with dogs, go to work, write music, love my partner, and eat protein bars.” ~Scott Kiloby

“Before the thoughts ‘I’ or ‘my life’ or anything within the story of time arises, there is raw sensory and emotional experience. Time is mind. So this means before mind enters. To be fully in that non-conceptual experience often is like a doorway to freedom. You can trust it 100%. As thoughts arise, they are seen from within a different perspective. They are not what you are. They arise to what you are.” ~Scott Kiloby

“No one has ever been angry at another human being – we’re only angry at our story of them.” ~Byron Katie

Hippocrates: ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” ~Kahlil Gibran

“But the time will come when you will realize that the thoughts of other minds & the teachings of other religions, no matter how true & beautiful, are not what I intend for you; for I have reserved for you thoughts & teachings which are yours & yours only, & which I will give to you in secret — when you are ready to receive them.” ~The Impersonal Life

The velvety nest of awareness or silence is the perfect place to take on a new personality of having transcended or gone beyond all concepts and “worldly things.” It is so comfortable and feels so “true” that it can blind us not only to conditioning still operating within us, but also to relationships with those around us. ~Scott Kiloby

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. ~George Bernard Shaw

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago The second best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ~Thomas Carlyle

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. ~Kahlil Gibran

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ~Thomas Carlyle

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. ~Albert Einstein

If your heart is in your dream; No request is too extreme.

They gave him a manger for a cradle, a carpenter’s bench for a pulpit, thorns for a crown,
and a cross for a throne. Jesus took them all, and made them the very glory of his disciples.