A few quotes for today, to help promote that season.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.”
Lau Tzu ~ Tao Te Ching
“Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that.”
“Do it. Open your eyes. The truth is right there. You ARE it. Everything is it. It’s that simple.”
Exactly as you are.
If you think you should be different – you are wrong.
If someone around you thinks you should be different – they are wrong.
You are perfect – just as you are. It could be no other way.
Let others be themselves as well.
Exactly as they are.
If you think they should be different – you are wrong.
They are perfect, just as they are. It could be no other way.
Be yourself and let others do the same.
You may just get a taste of freedom.
Nope. Unless you’ve already seen it, you have no idea what enlightenment means or what it is. Whatever you think it is, you are wrong, so let it go.
See it for yourself. BE it for yourself…then try and explain it and see if you know what it is.
Perhaps we can laugh about it together while we swing.
When you are awake, you see the truth is everywhere, in everything. Nothing was ever kept from you. Nothing was ever hidden. It’s that simple.
It’s in the pine cone you just walked past.
It’s your dog or your cat taking an afternoon nap.
It’s apple pie that just came out of the oven.
It’s there during family game night.
It’s there when you meditate (and even when you don’t).
It’s everywhere. All of the time. You just need to stop and look. It’s that simple.