Quotes For Yin
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~ Zen proverb
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage. Anais Nin
We don’t see things as they are we see them as we are… The Talmud
I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
- Tao Te Ching (Trans. Stephen Mitchell)
When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you– Rumi
You are the sky everything else is the weather – Pema Chodren
Breathing in I calm my body, breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. Thich Nhat Hahn
Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong– Zen Proverb
Only the soft earth receives the rain…. Judith Hanson Lasator
Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes, if it were always a fist or always stretched open you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and co-ordinated as birds wings – Rumi
In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go – Jack Kornfield
The real miracle is not to walk on water but to walk on this earth– Thich Nhat Hahn
Tension is who you think should be, relaxation is who you are– Chinese Proverb
Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Tao Te Ching
May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease – Metta meditation
Namaste – I see what is holy in you, I see what is beautiful in you