Let Go of Half-Loves

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken

to take one whole heart home.”

~ Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

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Leaving Things Undone

“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,

The Importance Of Living

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Lao Tzu About Decluttering

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday.

To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

~ Lao Tzu

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Embrace Change

“No man ever steps in the same river twice,

for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

~ Heraclitus

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Why Does Suffering Exist?

“A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, “Why is there so much suffering?”

Suzuki Roshi replied, “No reason.”

~ Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of “ZEN Mind, Beginner’s Mind”

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A Simple Walk

“Take my hand. We will walk.

We will only walk.

We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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And They Flew

“Come to the edge.’

‘We can’t. We’re afraid.’

‘Come to the edge.’

‘We can’t. We will fall!’

‘Come to the edge.’

And they came.

And he pushed them.

And they flew.”

~ Guillaume Apollinaire

English: Flying bird at sunrise.
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