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Noble Silence

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Don’t defend yourself. When you try to defend yourself you are giving too much importance to the words of others and give more strength to their opinions. If you agree not to defend yourself, you are showing that the opinions of others do not affect you, that you “listen”. Which are simply opinions and you don’t have to convince others to be happy. Your inner silence makes you peaceful. Practice the art of not speaking. Gradually you will develop the art of speaking without speaking and your true inner nature will replace your artificial personality letting the light of your heart and the power of wisdom give off the “noble silence”. Respect the lives of others and everything that exists in the world. Don’t try to force, manipulate and control others. Become your teacher and let others be what they are or what they have the ability to be. Put yourself in the silence and harmony of the entire universe …

🌹 Thich Nhat Hanh

Constiinta treaza

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Caii salbatici nu se dreseaza fiind lasati complet de capul lor, dar nici cu batai neincetate. Masurile de acest fel vor esua, inevitabil. Trebuie sa gasim o cale de mijloc. Pe de o parte, atitudinea negativa potrivit careia nu merita catusi de putin sa incerci sa dresezi un cal salbatic nu aduce nici un avantaj. Pe de alta parte, trebuie sa acceptam ca acel cal este salbatic si sa abordam cu compasiune chestiunea dresajului […].

[…] Fraiele ii permit calaretului sa fie constient de miscarile calului, sa le influenteze si sa intervina cu indrumari la nevoie. Dar daca acel calaret trage prea tare, calul ar putea sa riposteze. Asa ca urmarim in orice moment echilibrul intre a reprima mintea si a-i oferi prea multa libertate. Invatam sa ne traim gandurile intr-o maniera plina de acceptare, neprefacuta, fiind nici prea incordati, nici prea indulgenti. Astfel, practicam constiinta treaza, urmand calea cea larga si sigura – calea de mijloc.

Gurdjieff

Exista in noi un fluviu de simtire, fiecare picatura de apa fiind un alt simtamant, si existenta fiecarui simtamant se bazeaza pe toate celelalte. Ca sa-l observam, ne asezam pe mal si identificam fiecare simtamant ce apare, vazandu-l cum pluteste pe langa noi si apoi dispare.

Thich Nhat Hanh