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Vacation

Vacation

Vacation is about letting everything be, just as it is… at least for a moment. We know we are on vacation when we are no longer trying to change anything at all. We simply are, and everything is… and we are content. We realize there is nothing left to do except be. In this way, we vacate our professions of trying and trudging up stream. We let go and, finally, float effortlessly down stream. The river takes us where we need to go, and we let it. We get a vacation from any notion that we are in control, because we truly are not. Life is. Surrendering to this is the most peace any of us can ever hope for. Enjoy this; enjoy life exactly as it is right now. This moment is the best gift you can ever give yourself.

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

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