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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Some great quotes..

Some great quotes that Ajahn Brahm makes quite often.. I loved some of these so I thought I would share them. He has the standard 'This too will pass', but I include it just to demonstrate the similarities between what he is talking about and AA I suppose. I love step 11 practitioners. Well not ALL of them, but I occasionally am very inspired by them. Some of these are gems. I love em :)
btw Ajahn Brahm has loads of talks on youtube on the BuddhistSocietyWA's Channel if you ? like that kind of thing. I find them very helpful for getting a good nights sleep during exams :)
Anyway, Hope you are having a volcanic dust-free weekend :) Meanwhile here's the quotes:

Whatever you think it's going to be..
It will always be something different.

"Never allow your knowledge to stand in the way of truth."

"The secret to life is... Everything is out of control"

"Pushing the wheelbarrow is easy, its the thinking about it that is hard"

"Suffering is asking from the world what it can never give you"

"The door of my heart will always be open to you, no matter what you did, who you are."

We should always be grateful for the faults in our partner because if they didn't have those faults from the start, they would have been able to marry someone much better than us.

How many times should you forgive someone? Always "one more time."

There is no right or wrong decision, only a decision with consequences

"What is the Law of Khamma in short? You get everything you deserve."

"This is good enough"

"A Busy person is not someone who has lots to do...Busy person is someone who does too many things at the same time"

"The purpose of life is finding the purpose of life"

Anger comes from frustrated plans..

Less expectations..Less Anger...

"When you expect less you can appreciate more"

What's the challenge in loving someone who's perfect?

Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
That way, if he gets angry, he's a mile away and barefoot.

"Teach your child two things - teach him to be honest and to question."

"Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions"

Better to Light a Candle than Complain about the Darkness

"It's very compelling, very attractive to have a big daddy in the sky or a big mummy in the sky who will actually make sure that everything is okay for you and will make sure that all your problems disappear... BUT, you know, we're grown up now."

"When the stock market goes down, spiritual values go up."

Buddhist aircon: When it's cold outside, keep a warm heart. When it's warm outside, keep a cool head.

"Don't allow others to control your Happiness"

This too will pass.

9 comments:

johno said...

Thanks!! Some good reminders and practical suggestions. enjoy the sun !! Yippee :)

Mary LA said...

Good to see you posting more often -- very grounding quotes!

Kim A. said...

..to be ordinary is a true gift.

I love this! So true, so simple, and there for the asking.

♥namaste♥

Syd said...

Thanks for those quotes. I can identify with a bunch of them.

Lady Grinch said...

somehow as i read through each of them, i am like "OMG!that is so simple and so true."

and the next, and the next.

Loved them, and thank you for making me feel better about my load!

Eli said...

Great stuff, thank you. I found these particularly helpful in my life right now:

Suffering is asking from the world what it can never give you.

We should always be grateful for the faults in our partner because if they didn't have those faults from the start, they would have been able to marry someone much better than us.

Mike Golch said...

thanks for the great message,I came for a visit from SYD's site.I', adding you to my Recovery Blog Roll

so-and-so said...

Hi! I love your blog! Buddhism has influenced my recovery, a lot, and I'm looking forward to checking out all your spiritual links! :)

I'm taking a poll and would be interested in your feedback: Is internet addiction real?

http://stark-raving-sober.blogspot.com/2010/04/is-internet-addiction-real.html

I recently started my anonymous blog and would like to know if I can add you to my blogroll, here:

http://stark-raving-sober.blogspot.com

Have a blessed day,

So-and-so

johno said...

Post!!!! ;)

hows the studying?