We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the … Continue reading silence of the heart.
About a month ago, at a bar/coffee shop five blocks away from my old apartment in downtown Columbus, eight twentysomethings sat at table engaged in laughs and conversation. If you need a visual, picture Central Perk minus the couch and many more beer glasses than coffee mugs. Oh, I should also point out that most of these people met … Continue reading look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.
On a dimly lit bar patio in downtown Cleveland, appropriately named The Wonder Bar, an hour after 2011 officially began, I found myself engaged in an endearing conversation with a stranger. As a friend and/or loyal blog reader of mine, you know this is far from uncommon for me; however, this wasn't one of my typical … Continue reading “at some point… you gotta let go and sit still and allow contentment to come to you.”
The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you … Continue reading happiness hit her like a train on a track coming towards her. stuck still, no turning back.
This is an excerpt from Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert that I wanted to share. Buddhist lore has a story about the moments that followed the Buddha's transcendence into enlightenment. When- after thirty-nine days of meditation- the veil of illusion finally fell away and the true workings of the universe were revealed to the great … Continue reading for those of little dust: