"Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies."
— Leo Tolstoy (via liberatingreality
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
— René Descartes (via thinkwholesome
"You can organize a tea meditation to provide an opportunity for your friends to practice being present in order to enjoy a cup of tea and each other’s presence. Tea meditation is a practice. It is a practice to help us be free. If you are still bound and haunted by the past, if you are still afraid of the future, if you are carried away by your projects, your fear, your anxiety, and your anger, you are not a free person. You are not fully present in the here and now, so life is not really available to you… In order to touch life deeply, you have to become a free person. Cultivating mindfulness can help you be free… when you drink tea in mindfulness, your body and your mind are perfectly united. You are real, and the tea you drink also becomes real… This is genuine tea drinking."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."
— Joseph Campbell
"I love the smell of the universe in the morning."
"Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness."
— Albert Einstein (via cosmofilius