"Ultimately, this is not about solving your problems. It’s about realizing that there are no problems. Only situations – to be dealt with now, or to be left alone and accepted as part of the “isness” of the present moment until they change or can be dealt with. Problems are mind-made and need time to survive. They cannot survive in the actuality of Now.
The mind unconsciously loves problems because they give you an identity of sorts.
When you create a problem, you create pain. All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: no matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself. I will create no more problems. Although it is a simple choice, it is also very radical. You won’t make that choice unless you are truly fed up with suffering, unless you have truly had enough. And you won’t be able to go through with it unless you access the power of the Now."
- Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (via yeshecholwa)
#WalkAlaska the other day with the homies. Eagle River, AK.
"The Master leads by emptying people’s minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they desire, and creates confusion in those who think that they know.."
- Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
"I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep being born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die. I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently."
- Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts (via francoisthepoet)
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"Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom."
- Ken Kesey (via universal-wanderer)
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"I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away"
- Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother, Theo. [letter] (via bebemoon)
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