Shine Your Light

“Stars burn clear

all night till dawn.

Do that yourself,

and a spring will rise in the dark

with water your deepest thirst is for.”

~ Rumi

Angels by Eva Tenter
“Angels” © Eva Tenter

You Are an Original

“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth.

Each of you is an original.

Each of you has a distinctive voice.

When you find it, your story will be told.

You will be heard.”

~ John Grisham

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Osho About Balance

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height.

Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches.

Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth.

Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously.

The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots.

In fact, it is always in proportion.

That’s its balance.”

~ Osho, Everyday Osho: 365 Daily Meditations for the Here and Now

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Trees Holding Hands © Eva Tenter

How Do You Know This is the Experience You Need?

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful

for the evolution of your consciousness.

How do you know this is the experience you need?

Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

~ Eckhart Tolle,

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

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When They Attack You …

“When they attack you and you notice

that you love them with all your heart,

your Work is done.”

~ Byron Katie

Sunset by Eva Tenter
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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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