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Amit Ray
“God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Marcus Aurelius
“When people injure you, ask yourself what good or harm they thought would come of it. If you understand that, you'll feel sympathy rather than outrage or anger. Your sense of good and evil may be the same as theirs, or near it, in which case you have to excuse them. Or your sense of good and evil may differ from theirs. In which case they're misguided and deserve your compassion. Is that so hard?”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Yosa Buson
“In pale moonlight / the wisteria's scent / comes from far away.”
Yosa Buson

Stephen Richards
“When you reach a calm and quiet meditative state, that is when you can hear the sound of silence.”
Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

Marcus Aurelius
“40. The gods either have power or they have not. If they have not, why pray to them? If they have, then instead of praying to be granted or spared such-and-such a thing, why not rather pray to be delivered from dreading it, or lusting for it, or grieving over it? Clearly, if they can help a man at all, they can help him in this way. You will say, perhaps, ‘But all that is something they have put in my own power.’ Then surely it were better to use your power and be a free man, than to hanker like a slave and a beggar for something that is not in your power. Besides, who told you the gods never lend their aid even towards things that do lie in our own power? Begin praying in this way, and you will see. Where another man prays ‘Grant that I may possess this woman,’ let your own prayer be, ‘Grant that I may not lust to possess her.’ Where he prays, ‘Grant me to be rid of such-and-such a one,’ you pray, ‘Take from me my desire to be rid of him.’ Where he begs, ‘Spare me the loss of my precious child,’ beg rather to be delivered from the terror of losing him. In short, give your petitions a turn in this direction, and see what comes.”
Marcus Aurelius

Ryan Holiday
“All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.”
Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

Ueda Akinari
“The moon glows on the river, wind rustles the pines.
Long night clear evening--what are they for?”
Ueda Akinari, Tales of Moonlight and Rain

Stephen Richards
“One can observe that such changes in the breath are the direct result of your reaction to thoughts. If you can simply dismiss the thoughts by giving them no value then the breathing will find its own medium and become subtle.”
Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

Marcus Aurelius
“You have the power within you to endure anything, for your mere opinion can render it tolerable, perhaps even acceptable, by regarding it as an opportunity for enlightenment or a matter of duty.”
Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS

Marcus Aurelius
“Everything harmonizes with me which is harmonious to thee, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early nor too late, which is in due time for thee. Everything is fruit to me which thy season brings, O Nature: from thee are all things, in thee are all things, to thee all things return.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditation Marcus Aurelius: Thoughts & Life Lessons of Wise Emperor

Marcus Aurelius
“Is an emerald suddenly flawed if no one admires it?”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Sin is the reality of our lives and of this world. Sin is the dark side, the contrary power, the destructive activity in the world. To triumph over sin would mean to build up our lives, the lives of others, of the family, of the community, of the Church, of the world, without ever making a step backward... The triumph over sin would mean that now a single justified desire would ever be frustrated, that not a single sigh would ever be ignored, that not a single tear would ever fall into the dark abyss of despair, and that not a single hope would ever be betrayed.”
Slavko Barbaric, In the School of Love

Marcus Aurelius
“People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash or eat.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Marcus Aurelius
“When your spirits need a lift, think of the virtues and talents of those around you - one's energy, another's modesty, the generosity of a third, something else in a fourth. Nothing is so inspiring or uplifting as the sight of these splendid qualities in our friends. Keep them always in mind.”
Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius
“All is change. You yourself are continuously changing and being destroyed bit by bit. So is the whole universe.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Marcus Aurelius
“Use the setback to practice other virtues.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Marcus Aurelius
“Keep reminding yourself of the way things are connected, of their relatedness. All things are implicated in one another and in sympathy with each other. This event is the consequence of some other one. Things push and pull on each other, and breathe together, and are one.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Sin is the reality of our lives and of this world. Sin is the dark side, the contrary power the destructive activity in the world. To triumph over sin would mean to build up our lives, the lives of others, of the family, of the community, of the Church, of the world, without ever making a step backward... The triumph over sin would mean that not a single justified desire would ever be frustrated, that not a single sigh would ever be ignored, that not a single tear would ever fall into the dark abyss of despair, and that not a single hope would ever be betrayed.”
Fr. Slavko Barbaric, In the School of Love

Andrew Pacholyk
“All meditation starts with the root of intention.”
Andrew Pacholyk, Lead Us To A Place: Your Spiritual Journey Through Life's Seasons

Andrew Pacholyk
“No matter what the tree, they all grow from one seed, which takes root and branches out. Meditation is like the lotus tree. Rich with many, many layers, leaves and petals. It blossoms to be a vibrant flower, but at its core, it is the same, basic principle, ~ the seed you plant.”
Andrew Pacholyk, Lead Us To A Place: Your Spiritual Journey Through Life's Seasons

Alphonse Daudet
“t’s all going … Darkness is gathering me into its arms.
Farewell wife, children, family, the things of my heart …
Farewell me, cherished me, now so hazy, so indistinct...”
Alphonse Daudet, In the Land of Pain

Marcus Aurelius
“What harm is done, or what is there strange if the man who has not been instructed does the acts of an uninstructed man? Consider wether you should not rather blame yourself because you did not expect such a man to err in such a way, for you had the means given you by your reason to suppose that it was likely that he would commit this error, and yet you forgotten and are amazed that he is erred. But most of all, when you blame a man as faithless or ungrateful, turn to yourself, for the fault is manifestly your own, either you did trust that a man who had such a disposition would keep his promise or when conferring your kindness, you did not confer it absolutely, nor yet in such a way as to have received from your very act all the profit.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Susan        Grant
“I am like a little pencil in God's hand. He does the writing. The pencil has little to do with it." - Mother Teresa.”
Susan Grant, 100 Minutes with God: 1 Minute Daily Devotions of Timeless Inspirations

“Evolution means getting closer to God, and that's why, among other things, we meditate every day.”
Caro Briones, The Extraterrestrial Girl

Marcus Aurelius
“O nada pueden los dioses o tienen poder. Si efectivamente no tienen poder ¿Por qué suplicas? Y si lo tienen, ¿Por qué no les pides precisamente que te concedan el no temer nada de eso ni desear nada de eso, ni afligirte por ninguna de esas cosas, antes que pedirles que no sobrevenga o sobrevenga alguna de esas cosas?
Porque sin duda, si pueden colaborar con los hombres tambien en eso pueden colaborar. Pero posiblemente dirás "En mis manos los dioses depositaron esas cosas" Entonces ¿No es mejor usar lo que está en tus manos con libertad que disputar con esclavitud y torpeza con lo que no depende de ti?¿Y quién te ha dicho que los dioses no cooperan tampoco en las cosas que dependen de nosotros? Empieza, pues a suplicarles acerca de esas cosas y verás.
Este les pide: ¿Como conseguire acostarme con aquellla? / ¿Como dejar de desear acostarme con aquella?
¿Como me puedo librar de este individuo? / Como no desear librarme de el?
¿Como no perder mi hijito? / Como no sentir miedo a perderlo? En suma
cambia tus suplicas en este sentido y observa los resultados”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Marcus Aurelius
“To my soul: Are you ever going to achieve goodness? Ever going to be simple, whole and naked--as plain to see as the body that contains you?”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Everything that makes you forget yourself is a meditation for you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Marcus Aurelius
“Whatever anyone does or says, I must be a good man. It is as if an emerald, or gold or purple, were always saying: 'Whatever anyone does or says, I must be an emerald and keep my own colour.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“The idle business of show, plays on the stage, flocks of sheep, herds, exercises with spears, a bone cast to little dogs, a bit of bread into fish-ponds, labourings of ants and burden-carrying, runnings about of frightened little mice, puppets pulled by strings- all alike. It is thy duty then in the midst of such things to show good humour and not a proud air; to understand however that every man is worth just so much as the things are worth about which he busies himself.”
Markus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius
“Affect not to set out your thoughts with curious neat language. Be neither a great talker, nor a great undertaker; be one who for his word or actions needs neither an oath, nor any man to be a witness.”
Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius

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