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