New Age dabblers insist that if they can just focus their
mind on a huge house and a career as a movie star,
they’ll “manifest” what they want. These methods try to
force reality to cooperate with the small imagination of
our personalities. It doesn’t work. A wayfinder’s
Imagination doesn’t dominate reality. It feels into
Oneness, falls in love with “what wants to happen,”
and gives itself to the vision created by that love.
— Martha Beck
So whenever you feel negativity arising within you, whether caused by an external factor, a thought, or even nothing in particular that you are aware of, look on it as a voice saying ‘Attention. Here and Now. Wake up.’ — Eckhart Tolle (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)

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The Buddha taught that we’re not actually in control, which is a pretty scary idea. But when you let things be as they are, you will be a much happier, more balanced, compassionate person.

Pema Chödrön

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How humid is it in the Florida panhandle? It didn’t rain yesterday, it didn’t even come close to raining, but I saw a lovely rainbow nevertheless.

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Yogi Ant-
Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. — Eckhart Tolle
Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. — Eckhart Tolle
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. — Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

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Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. … The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world. — Eckhart Tolle