A Quote by Jennifer Welwood on experience, aloneness, loneliness, connection, fear, courage, loss, gifts, fleeing, welcoming, and non-duality

Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I am given unimaginable gifts;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.

Each condition I flee from pursues me.
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed…

Jennifer Welwood

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 63

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Osho on spirituality, god, truth, indiviuality, freedom, and aloneness

I have never been spiritual in the sense that you understand the word.  I have never gone to the temples or the churches, or read scriptures, or followed certain practices to find truth, or worshipped God or prayed to God.  That has not been my way at all.  So certainly you can say that I was not doing anything spiritual.  But to me spirituality has a totally different connotation.  It needs an honest individuality.  It does not allow any kind of dependence.  It creates a freedom for itself, whatever the cost.  It is never in the crowd but alone, because the crowd has never found any truth.  The truth has been found only in people's aloneness.


Contributed by: Sadhana

A Quote by Richard R. Powell on wabi sabi, japanese, japanese, tea, aloneness, understated, unrefined, contemplative, nature, hermit, and solitary


The definition of the Japanese words wabi sabi has changed over the years. At one time when the Japanese language was young, wabi meant "poverty," and sabi meant "loneliness." During the first major flowering of Japanese culture, "wabi" came to refer to the ideal hermit's life, lived in contemplation of nature and appreciation of the spiritual and aesthetic values underlying a solitary existence. His was a wabi way. The Japanese tea masters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries developed a wabi style of tea ceremony as an alternative to the ornate and ostentatious ceremony in which the aristocracy would show off their valuable tea objects and forge political alliances. "Sabi" was refined over the years to emphasize a state of receptivity, fostered in remote natural settings. This positive aloneness was joined to the wabi appreciation of the understated and unrefined to form a phrase with deep resonance for the contemplative mind. People would dream of living in simple enlightened appreciation of nature.

Richard Powell

Source: Wabi Sabi for Writers: Find Inspiration. Respect Imperfection. Create Peerless Beauty., Pages: 6

Contributed by: Richard

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