"Let silence be the art you practice."
"When all mental activity around who you think you are is stopped, there is a crack in the authority of perception, in the structure of the mind. I invite you to enter through that crack. Come in through that opening. When you do, the mind is no longer filled with its latest self-definition. In that moment, there is only silence. And in that silence, it is possible to recognise absolute fulfilment: the truth of who you are."
"Be an artist of consciousness. Your picture of reality is your most important creation. Make it powerfully profoundly beautiful."
"Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being"
"Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."
"When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you."
"Meet this transient world with neither grasping nor fear, trust the unfolding of life, and you will attain true serenity."
"Other people have a purpose; I alone don’t know. I drift like a wave on the ocean, I blow as aimless as the wind."
"The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths."
"In a life properly lived, you’re a river. You touch things lightly or deeply; you move along because life herself moves, and you can’t stop it; you can’t figure out a banal game plan applicable to all situations; you just have to go with the “beingness” of life, as Rilke would have it."
"Our life evokes our character. You find out more about yourself as you go on. That’s why it’s good to be able to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower."
— Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers)
"We can be joyful for people we love, for moments of goodness, for sunlight and trees, and for the very breath within our lungs. Like an innocent child, we can rejoice in life itself, in being alive."
"Give yourself a break. Just enjoy the day, your normal existence. Just sit. Just be."
Meditate on the Self.
One without two,
Give up the illusion
Of the separate self.
Give up the feeling,
Within or without,
That you are this or that.
Because you think you are the body,
For a long time you have been bound.
Know you are pure awareness.
With this knowledge as your sword
Cut through your chains.
And be happy!
Translation: Thomas Byrom
"Contain your experience with the divine so that it does not escape you but rather shapes you. Be silent. Silence will help you avoid engaging in the games of competition and illusion that regularly seduce us in the outside world. Silence also helps you avoid distraction. It helps focus the busy mind - the mind that always has to be doing something, thinking something, the mind that always has to be otherwise engaged lest it become introspective and allow the soul’s voice to override its own. The silence I am describing is a silence that you use to contain the grace you receive when you enter the Castle of your soul. This quality of silence allows you to engage in discernment. You carry this silence within you, even when you are with others. It allows you to hold your centre amid the chaos of your life; it keeps you clear so that you do not do or say things you will regret or make decisions out of fear."