‘Transformation tends to happen when we stop or something stops us — a tragedy, a difficulty — and we reassess and realize that the way we are going about life must be redefined. Sometimes we will need to redefine our whole identity. This does not just happen to spiritually advanced beings — this is human […]

Larry Yang

‘Truly we don’t own land. We don’t work land. We don’t use land, and we don’t even exploit land. We are land. We are the same elements of which the earth is composed. We do not move and walk on the earth: we are earth that moves and walks with the whole – regardless of the extent of our […]

Dale S. Wright

‘The “self” of subjectivity is profoundly elusive, however. Whenever each of us says the word “I,” we know exactly what we mean. But as soon as we attempt seriously to consider what it is that this word names, we are at a loss. Subjectivity is at once the most obvious and the most invisible phenomenon, […]

Jack Kornfield

‘Freedom is always found just where you are. Whether you are caring for a child, building a business, playing a game, or healing an illness, it all takes place right now. Hurrying and worrying don’t bring more time. All we truly ever have is the present moment. The past is gone; the future is not […]

Pema Chödrön

‘We usually seek joy in the wrong places, by trying to avoid feeling whole parts of the human condition. We seek happiness by believing that whole parts of what it is to be human are unacceptable. We feel that something has to change in ourselves. However, unconditional joy comes about through some kind of intelligence […]

Ram Dass

‘Consciousness = energy = love = awareness = light = wisdom = beauty = truth = purity. It’s all the SAME. Any trip you want to take leads to the SAME place.’ Reading about the death of Ram Dass recently, I had a feeling of how entirely specific the moment was when that generation moved to eastern […]

Sharon Salzberg

‘Real love comes with a powerful recognition that we are fully alive and whole, despite our wounds or our fears or our loneliness. It is a state where we allow ourselves to be seen clearly by ourselves and by others, and in turn, we offer clear seeing to the world around us.’ (Real Love)