Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.
Etty Hillesum

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“Nothing in the real world is as beautiful as the illusions of a person about to lose consciousness.”

Haruki Murakami from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, when he compared the first beer he had after his first marathon and the one he longed for during his run.

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“All my life, false and real, right and wrong entangled.
Playing with the moon, ridiculing wind, listening to birds,
many years were wasted seeing the mountain covered with snow.
This winter, I suddenly realize snow makes a mountain.”

                                                                                                       –  Dōgen

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You never have to regret or apologize for nice.”

Matthew Thompson, aka @twinlensreflux

 

I have been coming back to this conversation I had on Twitter this past Friday. Very wise words to live by. I feel like this is everything I’ve been learning about the Precepts distilled down into a nice tidy sentence.

P.S. Look at this amazing rainbow I saw the other day!!

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