photography by Sonja Lyon
Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender

 Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via christ-consciousness)

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.

Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)

When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.

S. N. Goenka (via naeselfdiscovery)

(via yume-kaleidoscope)


Every tearsdrop is a waterfall. (by Yiwen Ciwi Chen)
Confine yourself to the present.

Marcus Aurelius (via thecalminside)




Nostalgic memories from when I felt overwhelmed by our Earth.
This photograph is a composition of 10 separate photos.

holy shit make sure you actually click on the photo it’s *almost* as good as being there

Ugh the quality it is beautiful
What the universe will manifest when you are in alignment with it is a lot more interesting than what you try to manifest.

Adyashanti (via jenervinblog)

(via christ-consciousness)

Right now you can allow yourself to experience a very simple sense of not knowing - not knowing what or who you are, not knowing what this moment is, not knowing anything. If you give yourself this gift of not knowing and you follow it, a vast spaciousness and mysterious openness dawns within you. Relaxing into not knowing is almost like surrendering into a big, comfortable chair; you just fall into a field of possibility.

Adyashanti - Falling into Grace (via iam-youis)

(via christ-consciousness)

The miracle of love comes to you in the presence of the uninterpreted moment. If you are mentally somewhere else, you miss real life.

Byron Katie (via thecalminside)

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Zeno of Citium (via thecalminside)

As soon as you concern yourself with the “good” and “bad” of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.

Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace (via yeshecholwa)

(Source: childrenofthetao, via yeshecholwa)

The Milky Way Galaxy is one of billions, perhaps hundreds of billions of galaxies notable neither in mass nor in brightness nor in how its stars are configured and arrayed. Some modern deep sky photographs show more galaxies beyond the Milky Way than stars within the Milky Way. Every one of them is an island universe containing perhaps a hundred billion suns. Such an image is a profound sermon on humility.

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, New York: Random House, 1994, p. 21. (full text online)

(Source: amiquote, via yeshecholwa)


Claude Monet / Nymphéas / c 1915