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Let’s walk!

Morning light in the trees.

Take a discovery walk today to find what’s missing in your life. There’s peace in the whisper of the wind, hope in the sun smiling from behind clouds, strength in every step forward.

~ Toni Sorenson, The Great Brain Cleanse

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14. In the morning light

Morning shimmers and shines.

Mind is very cunning; it is never simple.  The heart is never cunning; it is always simple.  To be simple means shifting from the head to the heart.

We live through the head.  That’s why our life becomes more and more complicated, more and more like a jigsaw puzzle.  Nothing seems to fit.  And the more we try to be clever, the more in a mess we are.  That has been our history: We have gone more and more insane.  Now the whole earth is almost like a madhouse.  The time has come, if humanity is to survive at all, for a great shift to happen: We have to move from the head to the heart.  Otherwise, the head is ready to commit suicide.  It has created so much misery and so much boredom and so many problems that suicide seems the only way out.  The whole earth is preparing for suicide.  It is going to be a global suicide, unless a miracle happens.

And this is going to be the miracle — if it happens, this is the miracle — there will be a great shift, a radical change, in our very outlook: We will start living from the heart.  We will drop the whole universe of the mind, and we will start afresh like small children.

Live from the heart.  Feel more, think less, be more sensitive and less logical.  Be more and more heartful, and your life will become sheer joy.

~ Osho, Everyday Osho, Day 92

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11. The wind is in a hurry today

When night and day greet each other.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Forty Early Mornings

Glory of morning.

Forty Early Mornings Alone

A new moon teaches gradualness

and deliberation, and how one gives birth

to oneself slowly. Patience with small details

makes perfect a large work, like the universe.

What nine months of attention does for an embryo

forty early mornings alone will do

for your gradually growing wholeness.

-Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi

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If we were having coffee: A day trip

Friday morning moon.

You can only go to places that you will let yourself go.

~ Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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A Wednesday ramble

Inner workings.

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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