Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details


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Through the heart’s doorway

HEALING REMEDIES

Photo: Lara Kearns

 

The door to my heart opens inward. I move through forgiveness to love.

~Louise Hay

We suffer because our interactions with others do not meet the expectations we did not know we had.

~ James Patrick McDonald

Self Care is … letting yourself sit on the couch an extra hour because you know that will be more productive than stressing out.

~ Soul Pancake

Both fear and faith demand you believe in something you cannot see. Have faith in the best outcome, instead of fear of the worst.

~ Law of Attraction

Within the seed of mindfulness is the seed of concentration. With these two energies, we can liberate ourselves from afflictions.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Optical delusions on perception’s changing path

 

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Photo: David Campbell / GBCTours.com

GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. 

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Photo: Saffron Moser

~ Albert Einstein 

What mindfulness slowly brings to our understanding is how much our experience is shaped by our minds.

To have that insight as a personal experience rather than something one reads in the growing body of scientific literature on the subject is transformational.

It loosens that reactivity which can trap us in a limiting loop, and allows for very different responses which can manifest in all kinds of ways – greater creativity, more empathy, more patience, less judgment.

~ Madeleine Bunting

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Photo: Nelson Ashberger

 

If the doors of perception were cleansed,

everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

 ~ William Blake