Letting go

A Quote by Lao Tzu on letting go, try, and world

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on meditation, compassion, thoughts, and letting go

Once, at a seminar, I heard a Westernized lama say that a meditator's state of mind should be like that of a hotel doorman. A doorman lets the guests in, but he doesn't follow them up to their rooms. He lets them out, but he doesn't walk into the street with them to their next appointment. He greets them all, then lets them go on about their business. Meditation is, in its initial stages, simply accustoming oneself to letting thoughts come and go without grasping at their sleeves or putting up a velvet rope to keep them out.

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

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A Quote by Mark Epstein on buddhism, happiness, self, and letting go

Buddhism teaches us that happiness does not come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. In Buddhism, the impenetrable, separate, and individuated self is more of the problem than the solution.

Mark Epstein

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

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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

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A Quote by William Booth on surrender, power, greatness, and letting go

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.

William Booth

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A Quote by Jason Mraz on surrender, life, letting go, mystery, and living

Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything.

Jason Mraz

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on surrender, letting go, life, and living

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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A Quote by Branch Rickey on surrender, letting go, security, and opportunty

Never surrender opportunity for security.

Branch Rickey

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A Quote by Jesse Jackson on surrender, letting go, and trust

Surrender had played out for good with me.

Jesse Jackson (1941 -)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on letting go, surrender, and reason

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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