Zen Moments Quotes

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Authenticity means: don’t push past where you’re actually at. Acknowledge it – even if you risk the disapproval of others.

— Zen Moments

Buddhist practice is about recognizing the potential of your mind.

— Zen Moments

Develop Mind over Matter: If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!

— Zen Moments

Do you ever stop and notice the poor unloved places in the world as you hurry through?

— Zen Moments

Don’t push past where you’re at.

— Zen Moments

Even this – such an overwhelming desire – Arises, and passes away.

— Zen Moments

From meditation can come wisdom and deep understanding.

— Zen Moments

Generosity can be a blessing for the giver and the recipient, and also inspires good feelings in people who see it happening.

— Zen Moments

Generosity gives rise to joy: joy gives rise to calm: the calm mind is filled with ease, and settles readily into meditation.

— Zen Moments

Guerrilla Gardening inspires the world! People transforming neglected public spaces in the dead of night!

— Zen Moments

Hold plans lightly, like you’d hold a feather. Then when the unexpected happens, letting go is easy.

— Zen Moments

How did you do in the ‘Awareness Test’? (Shhh – don’t give the game away!).

— Zen Moments

I am suffering. Why? Because I want things to be otherwise. Simple.

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If a difficult decision comes along, it’s crucial you don’t get rushed. If you’ve practised with small things, you’ll cope.

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If I’m suffering, it’s usually because I am resisting what is.

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If the mind wants to wander for a while, let it. So what? Clouds cover the sun for a moment but do not destroy it.

— Zen Moments

If you don’t relate honestly and compassionately to your own suffering, you cannot relate (in this way) to anyone else’s.

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If you practise with the small things, it strengthens your awareness.

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In anyone’s life, there are going to be times of not-knowing. And that has to be OK.

— Zen Moments

In order to move forward we need to open to not-knowing, and allow it to be there as part of our reality.

— Zen Moments

Just relax and be yourself, and dare to assume that people will appreciate you for who you already are!

— Zen Moments

Let go of images of how you want it to be, or how you think it should be. Make room for the mystery, for the unknown.

— Zen Moments

Let me think about it’ says ‘I hear you’, but gives you nothing to struggle against. And it gives me time.

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Mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.

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Not-knowing is not easy, it’s not comfortable, it can be a place of great anxiety. But if that’s how it is, it’s what is true.

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Not-knowing is OK. You can’t make certainty happen.

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Receiving with grace is beautiful. It allows someone the opportunity to give, and blesses both giver and receiver.

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Rushing things and forcing things isn’t necessary. Life happens best when you just let it.

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Somehow out of ignorance, wisdom has to grow. A beautiful lotus grows out of the mud and stands above the water, unsullied.

— Zen Moments

Sometimes your mind has a mind of its own…

— Zen Moments
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