“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing — the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”—Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (via mzteeeyed)
“By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your light. You determine the effects that you will have upon others, and the nature of the experiences of your life.”—Gary Zukav (via panatmansam)
Spiritual progress has nothing to do with how much you know. You can recite the dhammapada, talk about ego and know all of the quotes and little sound bites found on the spiritual blogs and that means nothing. Talk, as they say, is cheap. The wise talk less and do more.