Quips and Quotes

4/7/18
To live for some future goal is shallow. It is on the sides of the mountain where things grow, not at the top. Here on the sides is where life is sustained. But, of course it is the top of the mountain which define the sides. Without the top, there are no sides… so up we go.

4/5/18
A large goal must be broken down into a multitude of smaller goals. Each small step up the mountain is a goal in and of itself and should be appreciated as such. Savor the small goal; savor the small victory in the here and now, in the moment, then move on to the next small step.

4/4/18
The chain is made stronger by its possession of one unproven link; the tender hamstring which drives the wrestler to compensate with skill and cunning, the lisp that the orator extends his brilliance to overcome.

4/2/18
Impermanence, the temporary nature of things is the nature of the universe. Change is inevitable.

4/1/18
There is a difference between wishing others to perceive our value and wishing them to create it through their approval.

3/31/18
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

3/30/18
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

3/29/18
When I consider the tremendous consequences that come from the little things, I am tempted to believe there are no little things.

3/25/18
It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

3/24/18
Don’t imitate the masters; only seek what they have sought.

3/21/18
I will visualize what I wish to accomplish. I will see it, feel it, hear it, and taste it. I will experience, in extreme detail, all that makes it up.

3/17/18
Without judgment, there is peace of mind. A thing is just a thing, neither good nor bad. We assign the moral significance to it.

3/16/18
Impermanence, the temporary nature of things is the nature of the universe. Change is inevitable.

3/15/18
The chain is made stronger by its possession of one unproven link; the tender hamstring which drives the wrestler to compensate with skill and cunning, the lisp that the orator extends his brilliance to overcome.

2/21/18
Action produces an appetite for more action. Struggle, challenge, adversity are work, not mystery. He, who whets his steel, whets his courage.

2/18/18
What is the opposite of fear? It is love. What is the opposite of despair? It is love. What is the opposite of hopelessness? It is love. Love’s opposite is all that is good-less in this universe.

2/16/17
I will visualize what I wish to accomplish. I will see it, feel it, hear it, and taste it. I will experience, in extreme detail, all that makes it up.

 

2/16/17
Ours is to perform the commonplace under far from commonplace conditions, to stay the course under the most adverse circumstances, to still the mind and do what has always needed to be done.

1/14/18
Let my mind be still. Let me find the peace in the moment. The future and the past are but imaginings. There is only now. Embrace the moment and breath.

12/9/17
An environment of brotherhood and sisterhood is essential to any group treatment modality.

12/5/17
Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy?

12/2/17
Missing one’s father is a common wound; my grief for my father’s passing will never leave completely.

11/30/17
No one travels as high or as far as he who knows not where he is going.

 

10/12/17
Read in a Japanese bicycle kit instruction manual, “To assemble bicycle, one must first achieve great peace of mind.”

9/24/17
Which is more true, a meter or a yard? Euclidian geometry or non-Euclidian geometry? The answer is whatever is more convenient. Geometry isn’t true, it is advantageous.

 

9/19/17
I feel an overwhelming desire to share all my experiences with others. The thought of a trip across the country without a companion with which to share it seems unsatisfying. Why is this? What is wrong with the unique experience of experience in solitude?

9/1/17
To live for some future goal is shallow. It is on the sides of the mountain where things grow, not at the top. Here on the sides is where life is sustained. But, of course it is the top of the mountain which define the sides. Without the top, there are no sides… so up we go.

8/9/17
I am a brand new person who is renewing himself continually.

8/8/17
Meditation removes the separation between subject and object. Everything I think I am and everything I think I perceive are undivided.

7/25/17
Our disconnection from the natural order, the natural world, is the cause of our societal malaise. Resentment, feelings of betrayal and abandonment, loathing, frustration; all these emotions can ultimately be traced back to our failure to embrace the natural order of things, and to realize our fullest potential.

7/4/17
I observe the housefly and say to myself, “What an exemplary fly!” It is the best fly that it can be. It has completely and totally realized its fullest potential. It is neither resentful nor frustrated, neither saddened nor remorseful. It is all that it can be. If a common housefly can achieve this state, why can’t I?

6/30/17
It is strange how in some way one always has the impression of being fortunate; how some chance happening, perhaps infinitesimally small, stops us crossing the threshold of despair and allows us to live.

6/27/17
We have the collective capacity to make the world a better place.

6/24/17
No matter how much it hurts, it will not kill you. It will never kill you, and one day, sooner than you believe possible, you will have forgotten the pain.

6/21/17
If consciousness is operating at a quantum level, it would also naturally reside outside of time and space, which would indicate we have access, theoretically, to information past and future. If we are able to influence quantum events, this implies that we are also able to affect events or moments other than what is in the present moment.

5/5/17
People will be more effective at influencing the manifestation of conscience reality if instead of believing in a distinction between themselves and the rest of the universe, instead of seeing individual people as things isolated and indivisible, they viewed everything as a connected continuum of interrelations.

4/30/17
Be careful what you wish for. Each one of us has the ability to make our wishes come true. Our wishes and intentions become our reality.

4/1/17
Strong community involvement is one of the most important indicators of a healthy individual.

3/17/17
When we bring energy to conscious awareness through the act of perception, we create separate objects that exist in space through a measured continuum. By creating time and space, we create our own separateness.

2/28/17
At our most fundamental level, living beings are packets of quantum energy constantly exchanging information with the inexhaustible energy sea known as the Zero Point Field.

2/16/17
The conscience of the observer brings the observed object into being. Nothing in the universe exists as an actual thing independent of our perception. Every second of every day, every moment, we are creating our world, our reality.

 

2/12/17
When I am empowered, I am responsible. I can take ownership of my reality. If I make a bad decision  or act on feelings of resentment, I do so because I am powerful, not because I am weak. By creating my reality, I realize that I have power over it. If I end up in prison for a crime I’ve committed, I do so again because I am powerful. Weakness has no role in my life, only power.

2/2/17
Being stuck, a zero of consciousness, shouldn’t be avoided but embraced as an opportunity; the best opportunity which one could be presented. Zen Buddhists call it the beginner’s mind, uncluttered by an overwhelming number of ideas.

1/29/17
Something created can be beautiful, it can possess Quality because those who created it had a way of looking at things that made them create it correctly, non-self-consciously. They don’t separate themselves from the work in such a way as to do it incorrectly. This is at the center of a solution whereby Quality comes naturally.

 

1/28/17
Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity of the creator at the center of it all.

1/27/17
Life didn’t take over the world via combat, but through networking.