Where contentment comes from
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by Karl Duffy
9h ago
Decisions, not conditions, determine what a person is Viktor Frankl ..read more
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Whole
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by Karl Duffy
1d ago
The hardest thing I’ve learned, and still struggle with, is that I don’t have to be finished in order to be whole. Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening ..read more
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Mind traps
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by Karl Duffy
3d ago
More from the great Bodhidharma, Chan Buddhism, 5th or 6th century CE. Delusion is considered one of the challenges of the mind in Buddhism – the opposite to wisdom, which sees reality as it actually is: subject to change in ways that we can never anticipate. Not creating delusions is enlightenment ..read more
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What you see
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by Karl Duffy
4d ago
It is the beauty within us that makes it possible to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at, but what you see.  Henry David Thoreau ..read more
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The light of the sun
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by Karl Duffy
5d ago
The blue sky opens out farther and farther, the daily sense of failure goes away, the damage I have done to myself fades, a million suns come forward with light, when I sit firmly in that world. Kabir ..read more
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Sunday Quote: Stop chasing
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by Karl Duffy
6d ago
I have nothing to report my friends, But if you wish to find meaning Stop chasing after so many things Ryōkan Taigu,  Zen Poet,  1758 – 1831 ..read more
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Not essential
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by Karl Duffy
1w ago
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. Lin Yutang, 1895 – 1976, Chinese philosopher, linguist, novelist, and translator ..read more
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Surprised by joy
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by Karl Duffy
1w ago
This discipline is the hardest one. It is the discipline to be surprised not by suffering but by joy. As we grow old, we will have to stretch out our arms, be guided and led to places we would rather not go. What was true for Saint Peter will be true for us. There is suffering ahead that will continue to tempt us to think that we have chosen the wrong road and that others were more shrewd than we were. But don’t be surprised by pain. Be surprised by joy, be surprised by the little flower that shows its beauty in the midst of a barren desert, and be surprised by the immense healing power that ..read more
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Sometimes, let go
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by Karl Duffy
1w ago
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone Alan Watts ..read more
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Inner travel
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by Karl Duffy
1w ago
I’ve been really lucky to see many, many places. Now the great adventure is the inner world, now that I’ve spent a lot of time gathering emotions, impressions and experiences. Now I just want to sit still, charting that inner landscape, because I think anyone who travels knows that you’re not really doing it in order to move around – you’re travelling on order to be moved. Pico Iyer ..read more
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