Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. – Mandy Hale

 

Buddhist Boot Camp

I discovered this book while reading Charlie Ambler’s articles on Medium. In one of his articles, he posted a quote from Timber Hawkeye.

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.

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The quote struck me so hard. I kept rereading the quote in my mind, line by line, when I felt something. It was a positive feeling. I was not sure what it was but I knew for a fact that the quote made perfect sense. So I decided to google Timber Hawkeye and found out that he was an author.

The next thing I knew, I was reading his book.

Here are some of the few lines that I liked from the book.

  • I am a soldier of peace in the army of love.
  • All the happiness in the world stems from wanting others to be happy, and all the suffering in the world stems from wanting the self to be happy. – Shantideva

  • Stop granting yourself everything you crave. When a thought arises, just watch it; don’t react to it. You will eventually notice that you actually have more freedom to choose once you’re in control of your choices.
  • Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out. – Art Linklater

  • I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams

  • The past will let go of you if you let go of the past.
  • Sometimes, life isn’t about anything new that we have to learn in life but about what we have to UNlearn instead.

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This 3-Letter Word Can Make You Happier and Live Longer

Psychologists describe awe as the experience of encountering something so vast–in size, skill, beauty, intensity, etc.–that our brains struggle to make sense of it. It’s those feelings we get when we’re touched by the beauty of nature, art, music or having a spiritual breakthrough that is so indescribable, it leaves us, well…in awe.

This 3-Letter Word Can Make You Happier and Live Longer  

Daily Zen 1.30.17

  • Many of the thoughts that hold us back most are like old friends we’ve been waiting to see.
  • We live in the extremely materialistic times; people falsely believe that appearances ACCURATELY reflect reality. Oh, hello socmed!

Source: Charlie Ambler on Medium

Daily Zen : 1.23.17

  • Sublimate your anxiety and sadness into value for yourself and others. Create art. Learn new skills. Read great books. See nature in yourself and yourself in nature. Spend time with animals and good friends. And don’t forget to breath.
  • If your aren’t satisfied in the present moment, no amount of achievement or progress can possibly satisfy you. (Stop chasing happiness.)
  • Negative thought patterns spread like a virus. How to avoid them? Be naturally kind, calm and compassionate.
  • ACT WITHOUT EXPECTATION OR REWARD. Self, keep this in mind. Always.
  • Karma: What is necessary is understanding that everything you do has some sort of effect in this world, thus back on yourself.
  • You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. – Timber Hawkeye So much love for this quote.

Source: Charlie Ambler on Medium