“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or of acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
“Ego is the sworn enemy of our ability to learn and grow.”
~ Zeno (334-262 BCE)
I need to avoid criticism of other people’s flaws until I have corrected mine.
(Then will I still feel the need to be critical?)
I got married the first time because it was expected that I would when I reached a certain age. It was a lousy match, and ended in divorce — for good reasons. (I got two wonderful kids from that marriage and I don’t regret it at all, but it wasn’t exactly my choice — more a matter of the path of least resistance.) Continue reading
Momentum is the force that helps us keep moving in a particular direction, but in order to benefit from momentum we have to be in motion.
Am I moving forward or am I stuck in one place?
I hope I’ll win the lottery, but I don’t expect to.
A lot of us addicts get our hopes and expectations amazingly tangled. Most of us need to take a close look at the difference during our early recovery (and often afterward), because they can cause huge complications in our lives.
Wherever you go, there you are.
~ John Kabat-Zinn