Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who ever does Anything weird,
But the God who knows only 4 words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
“Come Dance with Me , come dance.

— Hafez

Never be hurried in anything. Do all things calmly and in a spirit of repose. Do not lose your inward peace even if everything seems to be going wrong. What is anything in life compared to peace of soul?

— Francis de Sales (via childrenofthetao)

The scenes of our life resemble pictures in rough mosaic; they are ineffective from close up, and have to be viewed from a distance if they are to seem beautiful. That is why to attain something desired is to discover how vain it is; and why, though we live all our lives in expectation of better things, we often at the same time long regretfully for what is past. The present, on the other hand, is regarded as something quite temporary and serving only as the road to our goal. That is why most men discover when they look back on their life that they have the whole time been living ad interim, and are surprised to see that which they let go by so unregarded and unenjoyed was precisely their life, was precisely that in expectation of which they lived.

— Excerpt From: Schopenhauer, Arthur. “Essays and Aphorisms.”

Musical hello from lucid :) what I like to do in my spare time.

You are immortal; you’ve existed for billions of years in different manifestations, because you are Life, and Life cannot die. You are in the trees, the butterflies, the fish, the air, the moon, the sun. Wherever you go, you are there, waiting for yourself.

— Don Miguel Ruiz (via cosmicspread)

(Source: lifeof-ty, via aforeignheart)

Awakened

rainbowtwo:

'All beings are from the very beginning awakened;

It is like ice and water;

Apart from water no ice can exist.

Outside sentient beings, where do we seek enlightenment?

Not knowing how near Truth is,

People seek it far away…

They are like him who, in the midst of water,

Cries out in thirst so imploringly.’

- Hakuin in Spiritual Journey, Anne Bancroft.

(via crimson-twinkie)