Inspiration

LEARN TO LOOK AT YOURSELF

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Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills

—Czeslaw Milosz

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

MAKE USE OF EACH PRECIOUS DAY

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This life, you must know
as the tiny splash of a raindrop:

A thing of beauty that disappears as it comes into being.

Therefore, set your goal.
Make use of every day and every night.

—Tsongkhapa

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

HOW TO BE HAPPY IN THE HERE AND NOW

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There is no way to happiness,
happiness is the way.

You should be happy right in the here and now.
There is no way to enlightenment.
Enlightenment should be right here and right now.
The moment when you come back to
yourself, mind and body together,
fully present, fully alive, that is already enlightenment.
You are no longer a sleepwalker.
You are no longer in a dream.
You are fully alive.
You are awake.
Enlightenment is there.

And if you continue each moment like that,
enlightenment becomes deeper.
More powerful.

There is no way to enlightenment,
enlightenment is the way.

—Thích Nht Hnh

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

WHAT GOD SOWS IN THE HEART

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Give over thine own willing;
give over thine own running;
give over thine own desiring
to know or to be anything;
and let that grow in thee,
and be in thee,
and breathe in thee,
and act in thee,
and thou shalt find by sweet experience
that the Lord knows that,
and loves and owns that,
and will lead it to
the inheritance of life,
which is its portion.

—Isaac Pennington, 1661

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

THE TAO OF NOW

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The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.

Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.

—Lao Tse

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

YOU WILL NEVER BE FORSAKEN

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Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified,
for the LORD your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.

—Deuteronomy 31:6

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

ALL LIFE IS BOUND TOGETHER

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Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web,
we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

—Chief Seattle

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND

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Ask, and it shall be given you;
Seek, and you shall find;
Knock, and it shall be opened to you.
For whoever asks, receives;
And he who seeks, finds;
And to him who knocks, the door is opened.

—Matthew 7:7

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Calm by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.