This is a great quote from my favorite book on spirituality about trying to change other people.
On the drive back from Vegas this weekend, the road got icy in the mountains near Vail, so I decided I better pull off and stay at a hotel, or sleep in the car if necessary. I wasn’t happy about it. Even though it was after 2am, I was jacked up on Mountain Dew, and just wanted to finish the last ninety miles to get home.
I got off the interstate at the next exit. The roads were nasty slick, and I slid around the dark collection of motels and gas stations until I saw a skanky motel whose “Vacancy” sign was lit. My car couldn’t make it up the motel’s hilly entrance, so I parked in an open flat area below, grabbed a bag, and walked five minutes in the freezing precipitation to get to the motel entrance, finding footing anywhere I could.
I fall in love once or twice a week, but I usually try not to bring anyone home.
“Conscience, when it is flawless, is the voice of our soul, whispering in our ear.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar, in the book, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness
“I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.”
“They say dreams are the windows of the soul. Take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.”
From a Ram Dass article titled, Dying is Absolutely Safe.
I was on an astral plane somewhere last night, just hanging out, meditating in a circle with some other universal souls. Then some guy appears in the middle of our circle and starts blabbering like a madman. I tried to make sense of what he was saying, but it was all incoherent crazy nonsense.
When, by meditation, we withdraw the restless thoughts ...