Archives for the Date March 22nd, 2020

lheadey: Rachel Weisz photographed by Ben HassettVIOLET GREY,…

lheadey:

Rachel Weisz photographed by Ben Hassett
VIOLET GREY, 2015.

inthenoosphere: “Zen calls this the difference between “grandmother Zen” and “real Zen.” In order…

inthenoosphere:

“Zen calls this the difference between “grandmother Zen” and “real Zen.” In order to awaken from the dream of samsara, the ego itself must be really kicked around, often severely. Otherwise you will simply continue to play your favorite games. Grandmother Zen doesn’t challenge you. In order to be “kind,” grandmother Zen will let you sleep a little late if you want, and stop meditating early if you don’t like how it’s going, and allow you to wallow in you. But real Zen uses a very big stick, and lots of loud yelling, and there are occasionally broken bones and certainly shattered egos. Real compassion kicks butt and takes names, and it is not pleasant on certain days. If you are not ready for this fire, then find a new-age, sweetness-and-light, soft-speaking, perpetually smiling teacher, and learn to relabel your ego with spiritual-sounding terms. But stay away from those who practice real compassion, because they will fry your ass, my friend. What most people mean by “compassion” is: please be nice to my ego. Well, your ego is your own worst enemy, and anybody being nice to it is not being compassionate to you.”

— Ken Wilber, One Taste

inthenoosphere: “Beyond all these orders is that of the movement of attention. This movement has to…

inthenoosphere:

“Beyond all these orders is that of the movement of attention. This movement has to have an order that fits the order in that which is to be observed, or else we will miss seeing what is to be seen. For example, if we try to listen to a symphony while our attention is directed mainly to a sequential time order as indicated by a clock, we will fail to listen to the subtle orders that constitute the essential meaning of the music. Evidently, our ability to perceive and understand is limited by the freedom with which the ordering of attention can change, so as to fit the order that is to be observed.”

— David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order

marissaaross: I could listen to this song over and over, all…

marissaaross:

I could listen to this song over and over, all day long. And by “could”, I mean, “totally did”.

amospoe: “My music is the spiritual expression of what I am —…

amospoe:

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups…I want to speak to their souls.”
― John Coltrane

ithinkiknowhereyoubelong:Ducks swimming in the Trevi fountain, usually one of the most crowded…

ithinkiknowhereyoubelong:Ducks swimming in the Trevi fountain, usually one of the most crowded places in Rome!!!

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