A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on peace, inner peace, equanimity, calm, and writing

My favorite piece of technical writing: Assembly of Japanese bicycle require great peace of mind.

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

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A Quote by Candice O'Denver on awareness, well-being, and equanimity

“One moment of instantaneous awareness brings more
clarity than a lifetime of contrived meditation. That one
moment of instantaneous awareness introduces us to that
about ourselves that will never change. In this sense,
every moment would be the ultimate meditation, no
matter what the moment may contain.”

Candice O'Denver

Source: http://www.greatfreedom.org/onesimplechange.html

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A Quote by Candice O'Denver on awareness, equanimity, and well-being

“All kinds of seemingly opposing things can come up—
illness, death, disaster, terrorism, praise, success, and joy.
Great equanimity means being at ease in the face of all
these appearances. When nothing can affect our well-
being, then we truly have a choice in life.”

Candice O'Denver

Source: http://www.greatfreedom.org/onesimplechange.html

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on equanimity, widom, forbearance, drama, reason, listening, and olivia

I prithee gentle friend,
Let thy fair wisdom, not thy passions, sway
In this uncivil and unjust extent
Against thy peace.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Twelfth Night, Act 4 : scene 1 - Olivia

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on equanimity, harmony, emotions, and serenity

When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it. (6:11)

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Pages: 6:11

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, wisdom, buddhism, dzogchen, perception, equanimity, and meditation

To find refuge in our capacity for unwavering, impartial love is to find a stable refuge for all persons, to bless them as sacred beings worthy of love. It is to extend refuge to the many — to encircle all in a zone of healing and protection. We can sense this emerging within the meditation and we can learn to carry its protective power into every part of our world.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: Chapter 4

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on equanimity, pain, pleasure, punishment, and reward

Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward.

Pema Chodron

Source: Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on gratitude, joy, and equanimity

"Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity."

Anne Lamott

Source: Plan B, Further Thoughts on Faith

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A Quote by Kare Anderson on equanimity, calm gratefulness, friendship, power, and clarity

Act as if the world is going to treat you well.

Kare Anderson

Source: Say it Better blog - Kare Anderson

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on moment, kosmos, you, self, witness, infinite, timeless, eternal, great other, i-i, unborn, surrender, perspective, galaxies, planets, stars, universe, oceans, chaos, dnamic, integral, release, equanimity, passionate, play, forms,

    And what You are is the great Unborn, timeless and eternal, in its 1st-person perspective as the great I-I, the great Self, the Witness of this page, and this room, and this universe, and everything in it, witnessing it ALL with a passionate equanimity that leaves you alone as the Unmoved Mover. You are likewise the great Unborn, timeless and eternal, in its 2nd-person perspective as the Great Thou, the Great Other, before whom you bow in an infinite act of complete release and savage surrender and ecstatic submission, and receive in return the entire Kosmos as your blessing and your forgiveness and your eternal grace. You are likewise the great Unborn, timeless and eternal in its 3rd-person perspective as the Great Perfection, the Holy Spirit, the Great web of Life in all its infinite perfection and dynamic chaos, its pulsating pulsars and exploding nebulae, its stars and galaxies and planets and oceans, through which runs the common blood and bears the single heart of an Eros seeking its own higher wholeness, and always finding it, and seeking yet again, and always finding it yet once more, because You always know that You are here, don't You? And so in fun and sport and play and delight, and remorse and terror and agony and respite, You throw yourself out to start to play all over again, in this, the deepest part of You that gives birth to galaxies within Your heart, lets the stars light up as the neurons in Your brain, sing songs of love and delight to the submission and surrender of Your own good night, and all of this within the space that is You, the space that You feel as Your own I-I, or this ever-present Witness of the forms of Your own play.

    And in the great I-I, as You witness the Forms of Your own play as the entire Kosmos - in that very moment, which is this timeless Now, a Now that has no beginning and no end, there is simultaneously Spirit in its 1-st person and 2nd=person and 3rd-person forms, the Great I and We and It feel each other, and in that unitary seamless sizzling Now, which is this very moment before you do anything at all, it is, quite simply over.

    Which means, it has, quite simply, begun.

Ken Wilber

Source: Integral Spirituality : A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World, Pages: 300

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