Listening to the Walls

We are surrounded by messages that never reach us. Not because we don’t listen. They never come to us as a message. All these unrecognized messages become walls, invisible and we don’t even realize that we bump against them

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Florian Brody
Not knowing is most intimate

Jizô asked Hôgen, "Where are you going, senior monk?"
Hôgen said, "I am on pilgrimage, following the wind."
Jizô said, "What are you on pilgrimage for?"
Hôgen said, "I don't know."
Jizô said, "Not knowing is most intimate."
Hôgen suddenly attained great enlightenment.

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Florian Brody
Zorbás the Guru

If today I were to choose from the whole world a single spiritual guide, a “guru,” as the Hindus say, a geronta as such a guide is called by the monks on Mount Athos, without a doubt I would choose Zorbás.

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Balance and Integration in Everyday Life

A good work-life balance seems to be the epitome of healthy living. A concept introduced in the UK in the 1970s and in the mid-80s in the US as a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)".(Wikipedia).

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Maybe...

There is an old story of a farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "Maybe," the farmer replied.

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