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Pablo Neruda, Keeping Quiet
/> with total inactivity. Life is what it is about; I want no truck with death. If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, ...
Somik Raha, Death Connects Us To Life
own feelings. It would take many years of heavy lifting for me to realize that death connects us to life. Our own life. It is an opportunity not just to remember the impermanence ...
Jane Brunette, Dropping Out, Like The Buddha
coveted things of the world seemed insignificant when he finally faced the reality of suffering, death, and impermanence. So he threw away his fabulous clothes and wandered off into the forest in s...
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Universality Is Not An Idea, It Is Reality
see, when things come down to even money – it does not even have to boil down to life and death – even for money, “This is me, that is you.” The boundary is clear; there is...
Gerald G. May, Welcoming Fear As A Friend
some who were hooked on their own adrenaline, compelled toward danger, driven to dancing with death at the edges of life. I doubt that will ever happen to me, for I have no desire to seek fear. ...
Riva Melissa Taz, The Grandest Vision For Humanity
universe is complex and beautiful. When we listen to stories of humanity, life and death, we can’t fathom the complexity of the narratives of all those who have lived before us,...
Costica Bradatan, True Humility: Selfless Respect for Reality
recommended ‘the view from above’; what Lady Philosophy sought to teach a terrified-to-death Boethius in his prison cell; or what, more recently, Carl Sagan popularized so well. Embracing...
Tara Brach, The Sacred Art of Pausing
being wrong or not enough. Even when our fear arises in the face of actual failure, loss or even death, our instinctive tensing and striving are often ineffectual and unwise. Taking ...
Sri M, Moved by Love
and bloodshed. If ever you feel like killing someone, spare everyone and kill me instead. Life and death are the same to me. The police chief of this region is a member of our monastery community. I ...
Brother David Steindl-Rast, Letting Meaning Flow Into Purpose
The only point where one can start to talk about anything, including death, is where one finds oneself. And for me this is as a Benedictine monk. In the rule of St. Benedict, the momenta mori...
Blanche Hartman, How to Live If You're Going to Die
again. One of the things that have been very helpful to me around this matter of birth and death—around this matter of my death, anyhow—is meeting death with great curiosity. What...
Herman Hesse, Trees are Sanctuaries
is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk:...
Moyo, Reflections on Life from Death Row
   At the age of 18, Moyo killed two people. He was sentenced to death and for the past fifteen years, he has been held in solitary confinement on Death Row. There, ...
Facundo Cabral, With Fullness in Life, Everything is Possible
of him/her, his/her love, is still in your heart. Who could say that Jesus is dead? There is not death, but only movement. And on the other side there are some wonderful people waiting for you: Gan...
Brother David Steindl-Rast, Giving Up is Different From Letting Someone Down
as they say. We can laugh about it, but it goes deep. The letting go is a real death, a real dying; it costs us an enormous amount of energy, the price, as it were, which life exa...
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have Decided to Stick With Love
have not love, your charity means nothing. You may even give your body to be burned and die the death of a martyr, and your spilt blood may be a symbol of honor for generations yet unborn, and tho...
Paul Fleischman, Death is Life's Door
/> Sitting enabled me to see, and compelled me to acknowledge, the role that death had already played, and still continues to play, in my life. Every living creature knows that ...
Bonnie Rose, Choosing Suffering over Safety
and loss, or her longing to see me find a life that would blossom. We didn’t mention how death would assassinate that joy for her or how death would rob me of the pleasure of coming home fr...
Eranda Jayawickreme, Effects of Adversity
conflict to talk with war survivors. During our travels, we heard heartbreaking stories of death, rape, injury, and loss. One young woman who remained positive and upbeat throughout our conve...
Thich Nhat Hanh, Call Me by My True Names
to cry, in order to fear and to hope. The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death of all that are alive. I am the mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the riv...
Anat Vaughan-Lee, Returning to the Language of Life
of a seed is unimaginable. Within it lies the mystery of time, the cycle of the seasons and of death and rebirth. It possesses both masculine and feminine qualities which are in constant creative...
George Saunders, Kindness Includes Everything
of Nebraska and low-hanging clouds and, you know, other people), and (3) we’re permanent (death is real, o.k., sure – for you, but not for me). Now, we don’t r...
Brother David Steindl-Rast, A Pledge For Grateful Living
/> by observing that fighting violence by violence  leads to more violence and death and, thus, to foster life by acting non-violently. In thanksgivin...
Kosi, Who are you, really?
of who you are does not come and go. It is present before birth, throughout a lifetime, and after death. To discover the truth of who you are is not only possible, it is your birthright....
Elizabeth Lesser, Don't Go Back to Sleep
the mythical phoenix bird who remains awake through the fires of change, rises from the ashes of death, and is reborn into his most vibrant and enlightened self. I’ve tried bot...
Eckhart Tolle, The Place That is Free of Suffering
/> That happened to me. I was just that close to suicide and then something else happened-a death of the sense of self that lived through identifications, identifications with my story, things...
Ram Dass, Suffering Leads to Grace
a movie and when they came home their house had burned down and their three children had burned to death. Three, five and seven. And she is Mexican Catholic and he is a Caucasian Protestant. And they...
Robert Johnson, Ninety Six Words for Love
important realm of feeling. Eskimos have thirty words for snow, because it is a life-and death matter to them to have exact information about the element they live with so intimately. If we...
J. Krishnamurti, Every Sensation Comes to an End
sensation. And is there an end to sorrow? Is it possible to live a daily life with death, which is the ending of the self? There is only one fact -- impermanence: every sensation come...
Karen Maezen Miller, Are You Bored Yet?
/> Are you bored yet? Nowadays, boredom is considered a scourge. We blame boredom for the death of curiosity, learning, productivity, innovation, and commitment. Boredom is the antecedent to...
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