“The new, ‘spiritual’ man of today can browse through bookstores or surf the internet to find any religious idea or practice that strikes his fancy, from Western to Eastern, from Sufism to satanism. The more data he stores in his head, however, the more vague his worldview becomes. He has religious interests in several areas, but he basically believes that all is relative, i. e.: ‘My ideas work for me, your ideas work for you.’ He believes in everything at once, but in nothing very deeply, and in nothing that will demand a sacrifice from him. He has nothing worth dying for. But his antennae are out, feeling for something else that will strike his fancy, that will satisfy his vague unrest without asking that he honestly look at himself and change, without disturbing his constant endeavor to satisfy his ego.” —
“It’s funny that we think of the voice in our head as our own and that we tend to believe it and value what it says, when so often it’s contradictory, unhelpful, and unkind…We are so much kinder and more courageous than this voice, which is often fearful and upset with life.” —Gina Lake, Trusting Life (via yoga9vipassana)
Meditation is like getting into the shower. You resist it at first but once your in you don’t want to get out again.
“Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.” —Eckhart Tolle in Practicing The Power of Now (via christ-consciousness)