with the peaceful refuge of the stillness within.
Prioritize your life by listening to the input of your heart.
It is a time to express gratitude for what matters,
and to withdraw from that which drains energy but does not inspire.
In inner strength, injuries of yesterday disappear.
Almine's Weekly Prediction
September 28 - October 04, 2014
June 3, 2002
WHEN YOU KNOW TO CHANGE
YET CONTINUE ON IN OLD PATTERNS
YOUR OWN BODY
(MORE THAN WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY)
IS YOUR "DOCTOR"
June 5, 2002
THE PREGNANCY OF SILENCE SUFFICES
June 7, 2002
NONE OF IT MATTERS
HOW THE LIVE IS LIFED
June 8, 2002
NOTES below for the above ew Sharings
You should be an island to yourself,
a refuge to yourself, not dependent on any other
but taking refuge in the truth and none other than the truth.
And how do you become an island and a refuge to yourself?
In this way.
You see and contemplate your body as composed of all the forces of the universe.
Ardently and mindfully you steer your body-self
by restraining your discontent with the world about you.
In the same way, observe and contemplate your feelings
and use that same ardent restraint and self-possession against enslavement by greed or desire.
By seeing attachment to your body and feelings as blocking the truth,
you dwell in self-possession and ardent liberation from those ties.
This is how you live as an island to yourself and a refuge to yourself.
Whoever dwells in this contemplation,
islanded by the truth and taking refuge in the truth-
...-that one will come out of the darkness and into the light.
From "Buddha Speaks," edited by Anne Bancroft, 2000.
Why should I grieve because of a thorn?
Once it had made laughter known to me.
Whatever you lost through the stroke of destiny,
know it was to save you from adversity.
One small affliction keeps off greater afflictions;
one small loss prevents greater losses.
The defining characteristic of guarding alertness
In brief is only this:
To examine again and again
The condition of my body and mind.
Therefore I shall put this way of life into actual practice,
For what can be achieved by merely talking about it?
Will a sick man be benefited
Merely by reading the medical texts?
From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt
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