“A culture that denies death inevitably becomes shallow and superficial, concerned only with the external form of things. When death is denied, life loses its depth.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
O cultura care neaga importanta mortii si tot ceea ce tine de aceasta, inevitabil devine superficiala si saracita de intelesuri, devine o lume interesata numai de forme exterioare. Cand moartea este negata, viata isi pierde din profunzime.
“Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. Exclusivity is not the love of God but the „love” of ego. However, the intensity with which true love is felt can vary. There may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others, and if that person feels the same toward you, it can be said that you are in a love relationship with him or her. The bond that connects you with that person is the same bond that connects you with the person sitting next to you on a bus, or with a bird, a tree, a flower. Only the degree of intensity with which it is felt differs.”
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“Iubirea nu e selectiva, la fel cum lumina soarelui nu e selectiva. Nu face pe o persoana sa straluceasca mai tare, nu o face mai speciala. Nu e exclusiva. Ce e exclusiv tine mai degraba de iubirea ego-ului decat de iubirea dumnezeiasca. Totusi modul in care adevarata si unica dragoste poate fi simtita poate varia in intensitate. De exemplu poate fi o persoana care sa reflecte iubirea ta inapoi catre tine intr-un mod intens si clar, mai mult decat alte persone, si atunci putem spune ca esti intr-o relatie de iubire cu acea persoana. Aceasta legatura de iubire care te leaga cu persoana respectiva este acelasi tip de legatura care te leaga cu o persoana care sta intamplator langa tine in autobus, sau cu o pasare, un copac, o floare. In aceste cazuri doar intensitatea cu care iubirea este simtita difera de la caz la caz, sursa iubirii fiind unica, aceeasi”
„You are young enough to believe that anything is possible, and you are old enough to make that belief a reality.”
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.
If developing qualities like love, compassion, generosity and patience, is to be effective, we must put them into practice in our daily life ~ dalai lama
“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
― Eckhart Tolle
“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
― Eckhart Tolle