Knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity.
— Al-Ghazali (via moderndervish)
Nirvana manifests as ease, as love, as connectedness, as generosity, as clarity, as unshakable freedom. This isn’t watering down nirvana. This is the reality of liberation that we can experience, sometimes in a moment and sometimes in transformative ways that change our entire life.
— Jack Kornfield, “The Wise Heart”
Posted May 18, 2013 at 9:44am
Practicing with total attention within the body is advanced yoga, no matter how easy the posture; practicing with your attention scattered is the practice of a beginner, no matter how difficult the posture.
— H. David Coulter, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga (via moderndervish)
As we inhabit our body with increasing sensitivity, we learn its unspoken language and patterns, which gives us tremendous freedom to make choices. The practice of cutting thoughts and dispersing negative repetitive patterns can be simplified by attending to the patterns in the body first, before they begin to be spun around in the mind.
— Jill Satterfield, “Meditation in Motion”
If we want to know what a business is, we have to start with purpose. And its purpose must lie outside of the business itself. In fact, it must lie in society since a business enterprise is an organ of society … Profit is not the explanation, cause or rationale of business behavior and business decisions, but the test of their validity.
— Peter F. Drucker, 1954 (via Jim Armstrong)
Posted April 29, 2013 at 9:29am