Meditation 12 - Awaken Your True Natue
Rediscovering our True Nature.
“Lord Buddha himself taught that basically, human nature is pure, egoless, just as the sky is by nature clear, not cloudy. Clouds come and go, but the blue sky is always there; clouds don’t alter the fundamental nature of the sky. Similarly, the human mind is fundamentally pure.” - Thubten Yeshe, Becoming Your Own Therapist
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
“A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of creation,
God doesn't vanish:
The fire brightens.
Each creature God made
must live in its own true nature;
How could I resist my nature,
That lives for oneness with God?”
“The more we veer away from our true nature, the more unhappy we feel. When we align with our better self, we feel happy and content again.”
― Donna Goddard, Circles of Separation
“A butterfly does not wonder how it can stop being a caterpillar. It simply feels some feeling from within that tells it: isolate yourself in this cocoon and grow within it. It trusts that feeling. When it comes out, it is radiant and beautiful. All the little bug did was follow its nature. You are no different.”
― Vironika Tugaleva
“The outside world can only trigger or block your experience of your true nature. Each time something beautiful takes your breath away, that’s you experiencing yourself. Each time you fall in love with someone, that’s you experiencing yourself. Each time a child’s smile gives you unspeakable joy, that’s you experiencing yourself. Your true nature is beautiful. Life is the art of rediscovering yourself, again and again, in different forms, celebrating, rejoicing, welcoming. You are beautiful. You are life itself.”
― Vironika Tugaleva
“Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East and West any more than does the healing and equitable light of the sun.” - Paramahansa Yogananda
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” - Paramahansa Yogananda
A Person's True Character Is Revealed by What He Does When No One Is Watching. ~Sigmund Miller
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” - Haruki Murakami
“Be present as the watcher of your mind- of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react.” - Eckhart Tolle
“Avoiding triggers isn't healing. Healing happens when you are triggered and you are able to move through the pain, the pattern and the story and walk your way to a different ending.” – Vienna Pharaon
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” - Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
"The goal of yoga and meditation is not to control your thoughts, but to stop them from controlling you."
“Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it.” - Guy Finley
“Real knowledge is to know and compassionately understand the extent of everyone’s ignorance.” – David Scott
“Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.” Yasmin Mogahed
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” Jack Kornfield
"Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace"
"We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another."
"You can accomplish by kindness what you can not by force." - Publilius Syrus
"When you understand that hurt people, hurt people, it’s a lot easier to offer them compassion. It doesn’t condone what they’ve done. It just makes it easier soften your anger and break the cycle of pain."
"If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that. For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself."