Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
What you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
Resist nothing.

If you haven’t wept deeply, you haven’t begun to meditate.

Ajhan Chah (via buddhistwitchery)
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy (via shaktilover)
Succulent love

Succulent love

nerdygirlwithacamera:

The older I get, the more Buddhist I become

nerdygirlwithacamera:

The older I get, the more Buddhist I become

My spirit is scenic. I encourage you to take the long way when getting know me.

Learn, Alex Elle. (via maddywirtz)

Some quotes strike a chord, this is definitely one of them

(via nerdygirlwithacamera)

Ski season is here!

An old painting I did a few years back when I first discovered my love of making art.
“I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes. It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering, not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process. It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher. And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.” ― Osho

An old painting I did a few years back when I first discovered my love of making art.

“I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can 
get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple 
witness of your thought processes. 

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts passing before you. 
Just witnessing, not interfering, not even judging, because the moment you 
judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this 
is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process. 

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once 
the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher. 

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as 
you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start 
disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.” 
― Osho

I don’t chase anyone anymore. Wanna walk out of my life, there’s the door. Hell, I’ll even hold it for you.

(via haymitch)

Preach

(via nerdygirlwithacamera)

Baby jades.

Baby jades.

Two things that totally blow my mind: 

1. How incredibly resilient we are as human beings.

2. How much that resiliency is dependent on our choosing to be strong and take responsibility for our lives.

I have so much more to say about this, but right now all I want to do is give thanks for my life. And sunshine. And warm rocks. And trees. And good music. And yoga.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.