completion

A Quote by Mark Epstein on happiness, buddhism, accumulation, completion, surrender, letting go, and perfection

When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves--from other people, relationships, or material goods--or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Carolyn Parkhurst on dogs, completion, and secrets

The conclusion I have reached is that, above all, dogs are witnesses. They are allowed access to our most private moments. They are there when we think we are alone. Think of what they could tell us. They sit on the laps of presidents. They see acts of love and violence, quarrels and feuds, and the secret play of children. If they could tell us everything they have seen, all of the gaps of our lives would stitch themselves together.

Carolyn Parkhurst

Source: The Dogs of Babel

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A Quote by Goldberg on edge, strong, completion, scary, beginning, and done

"Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that's why we decide we're done. It's getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out."

Natalie Goldberg Natalie

Source: "Old Friend from Far Away"

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A Quote by Abraham Hicks on action, imagine, and completion

If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, "What's the worst thing that would happen if I didn't do this?" And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don't do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you're going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.

Abraham Hicks

Source: Excerpted from the workshop in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, April 5th, 1998

Contributed by: Anita

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, completion, and difference

In their difference is there completeness;
in their completeness is their difference.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 13

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Dan Simmons on book, poem, and completion

No book or poem is ever finished, merely abandoned.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 203

Contributed by: Chris

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