The aim of life is to live …
Awareness is the goal of mindful living, it is enlightenment, buddhahood – being awake like Buddha.
Meditation is a tool of self-mastery that leads to a life of awareness, a state of mindfulness that promotes perfect balance and harmony of body, mind, spirit. Being in balance and harmony of body, mind, spirit puts us into a state of being that opens our channels to receive all the elements essential to living life abundantly in peace, love, joy, and health … serenity.
Why do we love memorable quotes?
Because they give us bits of contemplation, things to ponder, wisdom of the universe ̶ Awareness!
So, here are a few more bits of contemplation from the memorable Henry Miller …
One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.~ Henry Miller
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.~ Henry Miller
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.~ Henry Miller
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.~ Henry Miller
Add some Oscar Wilde to the mix …
From chapter II, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one’s self. Of course, they are charitable. They feed the hungry and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion — these are the two things that govern us.
And yet, I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream — I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal — to something finer, richer than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.
We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind, and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. . . . Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also.THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY QUOTES
by: Oscar Wilde
Thank you for divine awareness, in grace and gratitude
~ Namasté Amen Namaha.
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