What Brings Happiness?

What you are now is the result of what you were. What you will be tomorrow will be the result of what you are now…

No one can do more for you than your own purified mind – no parent, no relative, no friend, no one. A well-disciplined mind brings happiness.

Dhammapada


Mindfulness In Plain English
Bhante Gunaratana

What Is The Tao?

The Tao that can be told
Is not the everlasting Tao
The name that can be named
Is not the everlasting name

Nameless is the virgin of all things
Named is the mother of all things
Free from desire we see subtleties
Not free we see only things

The two are the same
Yet arise as two
A oneness called dark
Dark beyond dark is
The doorway to all subtleties

Tao Te Ching


The Divine Feminine: Tao Te Ching
Rosemarie Andersdon

Mindfulness Of Breathing

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the mysterious mental capacity to be aware of the wandering of the mind. It illuminates what the mind is doing.

Breathing

In mindfulness of breathing, our intended direction is to stay focused on the breath – each breath in and out. Because we have this conscious intention to focus on the breath, it becomes obvious when we are going off course.


Mindfulness for a Happy Life
Robert Beatty

What Can We Gain From Suffering?

Suffering allows us to experience compassion for the suffering of others, and reminds us of the preciousness of the life we are living.

Suffering puts us face to face with who we are and reminds us of our deepest values and what is truly important. Every difficult situation life presents us with is a chance to see who we truly are.


Your Life is Meditation
Mark Van Buren

What Makes Life Matter?

Whether you accomplish or don’t accomplish anything during your entire lifetime, your existence is what makes you matter.

This simple truth is probably the most important thing to know about ourselves: what we are creating isn’t as important as who we get to be while we are creating.

David J. Walker

You Are Enough
David J. Walker