A Quote by shawnmichel on enlightenment, fake spirituality, sleep, change, and happiness

“Enlightenment weekends” and gurus and seminars and sitar music and Birkenstocks and biodegradable toilet paper are nothing more than the postmodern masks of humanity and its progressive front. Nothing more. Social networking, constant, unending blather, quoting the Tao Te Ching, saying twenty affirmations before noon–all are utterly meaningless if you are driving to your corporate job later in your SUV. And yet, this is what almost everybody around you does.


Source: Blog Comment

Contributed by: Chrysalis

A Quote by apojim on sleep and awake

Only those who have awakened know that they were sleeping.

Jim Paredes

Source: As is Where is - by Jim Paredes

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by David Lynch on sleep and meditation

Sleep is really important. You need to rest the physiology to be able to work weel and meditate well. When I don't get enough sleep, my meditations are duller. You may even dip into sleep at the beginning of your meditation, because you're settling down. But if you're well rested, you'll have a clearer deeper experience.

David Lynch

Source: Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, Pages: 161

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on sleep, organization, wake up, thought, and progress

Some go to sleep in an organization and never wake up, and those who do wake up put them selves to sleep again by joining another. This acquisitive movement is called expansion of thought, progress.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: Commentaries on Living, Vol. I

Contributed by: gabrieledifuria

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, sleep, subconscious, and being

It is a poor reverie which invites a nap. One must even wonder whether, in this "failing asleep", the subconscious itself does not undergo a decline in being.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 10

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche on virtue, sleep, and friedrich nietzsche

Now know I well what people sought formerly above all else when they sought Teachers of virtue.  Good sleep they sought for themselves, and poppy-head virtues to promote it!
To all those be-lauded sages of the academic chairs, wisdom was sleep Without dreams:  they knew no higher significance of life.
Even at present, to be sure, there are some like this preacher of virtue, and not always so honorable:  but their time is past. 
And not much longer do they stand:  there they already lie.
Blessed are those drowsy ones:  for they shall soon nod to sleep.--Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Contributed by: Alaverdi

A Quote by Leo Marks on life, love, death, and sleep

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.
The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on sleep, secrets, world, and dancing

Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?

All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong. If it
fades, we fade.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: The Dharma House

A Quote by Dalai Lama on sleep, wholesome sleep, and mental state

If you can cultivate wholesome mental states prior to sleep and allow them to continue right into sleep without getting distracted, then sleep itself becomes wholesome.

Dalai Lama

Source: Sleeping, Dreaming and Dying

Contributed by: mu

A Quote by JoDee Messina on live, light, heal, touch, deal, sleep, weep, and angel

Are you gonna be a gambler and deal?  Are you gonna be a doctor and heal?  or go to heaven, and touch God's face?  Are you gonna be a dreamer who sleeps?  Are you gonna be a sinner who weeps?  Or an angel, under grace?  I'll lay down on your bed of coals.  Offer up my heart and soul.  But in return, I want you to burn, Burn for me, baby.  Like a candle in the night.  Oh burn, burn for me, burn for me.  Laugh for me, cry for me.  Pray for me, fly for me.  Live for me, but die for love.

JoDee Messina

Source: Song' "Burn"

Contributed by: music_therapist_trainee

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