Saturday, April 9, 2011

Going Inside........

Don't go outside your house to see the flowers.
My friend, don't bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens.
-Kabir

The heavy is the root of the light.
The unmoved is the source of all movement.

Thus the Master travels all day
without leaving home.
However splendid the views,
she stays serenely in herself.
Why should the lord of the country
flit about like a fool?
If you let yourself be blown to and fro,
you lose touch with your root.
If you let restlessness move you,
you lose touch with who you are.
-Lao-Tzu, Tao-te-Ching

Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find
A thousand regions in your mind
Yet undiscovered.  Travel them and be
Expert in home-cosmography.
-Thoreau,  Walden

All quotes lifted from Wherever You Go There You Are
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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