“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”
— Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
Arthur Schopenhauer || Psychological Observations

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“Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”
— ~ Albert Einstein

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“Don’t be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that you have read; there is no need to go back again and again. And never judge anything of the past from the new perspective that is arriving, because the new is new, incomparably new and the old was right in its own context, and the new is right in its own context.”
— Osho (via lazyyogi)

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The Sacral Chakra: seed of our emotions, sexuality and creativity

How many cultures believe there are such a thing as chakras?

I couldn’t say exactly how many but i do know that they are not just a “new age” concept.The Chakras have been around for over centuries of time at least since the 7th century. The origin of the Chakras was started by the Upanishads within 800BC - 400BC. They were also in the scripture, Krishna Yajur Veda. They are also very wellknown within the Ayurveda as well as various hindu and buddhism cultures. The concept of the Chakra is that it also connects to physics given that we are made of Energy. 

“You are not the mind. If you know you are not the mind, then what difference does it make if it’s busy or quiet? You are not the mind.”
— Nisargadatta (via oceanandwave)

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“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.”~ Eckhart Tolle

theawakenedstate:

“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

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“No thought has any power. You have power. And when you identify and believe in the thought you give power to the thought.”

Clair de Lune

Claude Debussy — Suite Bergamasque

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"Clair de Lune" - Claude Debussy

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“For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother.”
— Homer, The Odyssey (via lazyyogi)
“Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind”
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso ~ Modern Buddhism (via self-assassin)

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“Motivated by their delusions living beings perform negative actions, and whenever they are under the influence of delusions they are not in control of their minds. If a mental patient injured his head by banging it against a wall, the doctors would not refuse to treat him by arguing that it was his own fault. In the same way, if in a previous life someone performed a negative action that has now resulted in his experiencing a serious illness, this is no reason for us not to feel compassion for him.”
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Eight Steps to Happiness” (via dancingdakini)

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“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all Ridicule and Deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. As a man is, So he Sees. As the Eye is formed, such are its Powers.”
— William Blake  (via lazyyogi)

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“Sometimes the best way of caring for your soul is to make flexible again some of the views that harden and crystalize your mind; for these alienate you from your own depth and beauty.”
— John O’Donohue, Anam Cara  (via thelittlephilosopher)

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“If peace comes from seeing the whole, then misery stems from a loss of perspective.

We begin so aware and grateful. The sun somehow hangs there in the sky. The little bird sings. The miracle of life just happens. Then we stub our toe, and in that moment of pain, the whole world is reduced to our poor little toe. Now, for a day or two, it is difficult to walk. With every step, we are reminded of our poor little toe.

Our vigilance becomes: Which defines our day—the pinch we feel in walking on a bruised toe, or the miracle still happening?
It is the giving over to smallness that opens us to misery. In truth, we begin taking nothing for granted, grateful that we have enough to eat, that we are well enough to eat. But somehow, through the living of our days, our focus narrows like a camera that shutters down, cropping out the horizon, and one day we’re miffed at a diner because the eggs are runny or the hash isn’t seasoned just the way we like.

When we narrow our focus, the problem seems everything. We forget when we were lonely, dreaming of a partner. We forget first beholding the beauty of another. We forget the comfort of first being seen and held and heard. When our view shuts down, we’re up in the night annoyed by the way our lover pulls the covers or leaves the dishes in the sink without soaking them first.

In actuality, misery is a moment of suffering allowed to become everything. So, when feeling miserable, we must look wider than what hurts. When feeling a splinter, we must, while trying to remove it, remember there is a body that is not splinter, and a spirit that is not splinter, and a world that is not splinter.”

Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

From my partner @marseelee