Favorite Quotes

Sometimes it takes just a quote to set me back on course to awareness and compassion. Here are a few I like very much:

  • Whatever a bikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. The Buddha
  • It doesn’t matter what is happening. What matters is how we are relating to our experience. Tara Brock
  • The purpose of a lifetime of practice is to have the appropriate response.  9th century Chinese Zen Master
  • The only way we know we are here is through our body. Howie Cohn
  •  It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Bryon Katie
  • Believing our thoughts are reality is a form of delusion. Will Kabat Zinn.
  • The reason to practice is to open the heart.  Jack Kornfield
  • All actions are attempts, sometimes tragic, sometimes unconscious to meet needs. Marshall Rosenberg
  • What do I need to let go of in this moment to be free. Vinnie Ferraro
  • Men are not free when they are doing just what they like. Men are only free when they are doing what the deepest self likes. And there is getting down to the deepest self! It takes some diving. D.H. Lawrence
  • Resting in awareness is about just being. Philip Moffit
  • Vulnerability and power coming from owning one’s reality.
  • Nothing is more healing than awareness. And without awareness there can be no healing.
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us — Ralph Waldo Emerson