"Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen…"

Alan Watts, (Joyous Cosmology Prologue, 2nd ed. 1970). (via panatmansam)

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"To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do."

Hermann Hesse  (via elige)

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I spent some time swimming and balancing rocks on the river today. #dogriver #Montpelier #vt #Vermont

I spent some time swimming and balancing rocks on the river today. #dogriver #Montpelier #vt #Vermont

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Blue nude - Pablo Picasso

artbeautypaintings:

Blue nude - Pablo Picasso

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Suffering

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'Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform the calamity and misfortune into the path.'

- Dalai Lama, The Little Book of Buddhism.

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"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."

Lao Tzu (via deltahex)

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"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth"

 Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently."

 Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)

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futurnow:

Christian Hopkins

futurnow:

Christian Hopkins

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