A Quote by Herman Hesse on letting go, life, holding on, attachment, and strength

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

Herman Hesse

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on presence, mind, thoughts, ego, and attachment

When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind in itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek your self in it and mistake it for who you are.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 40

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Julia Butterfly Hill on transformation, attachment, demons, free, social reality, darkness, inner, caterpillar, light, wings, and formation

True transformation occurs only when we can look at ourselves squarely and face our attachments and inner demons, free from the buzz of commercial distraction and false social realities.  We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are.  We have to turn toward our own inner darkness.  For only by abandoning its attachments and facing the darkness does the caterpillar's body begin to spread out and its light, beautiful wings begin to form.

Julia Butterfly Hill

Source: The Legacy of Luna

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by yvette Soler on attachment, fear, and lack

Attachment comes from a perception of lack - all comes from fear

yvette Soler

Contributed by: yvette

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on departure, attachment, longing, and past wishes

Who can depart from his pain and aloneness without regret?
Too many fragments of the spirit have I scattered in these streets, and too many are the children of my longing that walk naked among these hills, and I cannot withdraw from them without a burden and an ache.
It is not a garment I cast off this day, bit a skin that I tear with my own hands...
Yet I cannot tarry longer.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 4

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Adyashanti on consciousness, detachment, attachment, peace, nirvana, and bliss

If you want to know something, go elsewhere. If you want to un-know everything, then sit and listen.


Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Geshe Sonam Rinchen on samsara, attachment, craving, desire, ignorance, suffering, and dharma

Samsaric pleasures are like salt water, the more we indulge, the more we crave

Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Source: Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Tom Waits on tom waits, accumulation, attachment, and acceptance

I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left.

Tom Waits

Source: Tom Waits

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Kathleen McDonald on womenswisdom, attachment, and meditation

Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent.
On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind
through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment,
and this enables us to enjoy life more and suffer less.

Kathleen McDonald

Source: How to Meditate

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by St. Teresa of Avila on demons, fear, frightened, attachment, possessions, negative, weapons, and enemies

  "Demons frighten us because we set ourselves up to be frightened. We are overly attached to our reputations and possessions. When we love and desire what we should be rejecting, we are in conflict with our true selves.That's when the negative energies catch us and use our weapons against us. Instead of taking up what we have to defend ourselves, we put our swords in the hands of our enemies and make them attack us."


Contributed by: JulieJordanScott

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