I would rather exercise the magnetism of my physical presence, learn to formulate wordless spells, hypnotise others only with ceremonious gestures and gazes than pointlessly repeat the pronunciation of words in which I’ve never been able to find fulfillment. - Isgandar
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
or is it this place within that doesn’t experience the pull between longing and aversion but rests in it’s own divine existence. -Janet Stone
“Warriorship is so tender, without skin, without tissue, naked and raw. It is soft and gentle.
You have renounced putting on a new suit of armor. You have renounced growing a thick, hard skin.
You are willing to expose naked flesh, bone, and marrow to the world.”
~ Chögyam Trungpa
In winter, the outer world may seem to have come to a halt, but inside there is a beautiful hidden intelligence, which left to itself creates its own new birth and arrival, even in the most difficult times. This winter harvest depends on stillness, a learned patience, a radical letting alone of the self, a radical simplification of that self, a giving up of the old light filled certainties and a willingness in the midst of it all, to start again, even when we do not know exactly where to place our feet in the faint light.
- David Whyte