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“In order to settle down in the quiet of our own being we must learn to be detached from the results of our own activity. We must withdraw ourselves, to some extent, from effects that are beyond our control and be content with the good will and the work that are the quiet expression of our inner life. We must be content to live without watching ourselves live, to work without expecting an immediate reward, to love without an instantaneous satisfaction, and to exist without any special recognition.” – Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island

Immerse yourself into each day with no attachments or expectations with the exception of giving your very best to each moment, each person. When we focus on doing good and being authentic, it’s so much more than enough. Detach from that which you have no real influence and get out of your own way.

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” – Rabindranath Tagore

16 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thank you! Beautifully stated.

    November 24, 2013
  2. i’m feeling
    more leaf-like

    November 24, 2013
  3. I needed this reminder tonight..thank you

    November 24, 2013
    • Thanks – I need a lot of reminders!

      November 25, 2013
      • Me too..especially lately. But I will remain centered, and calm…with a bit of effort at times lol

        November 25, 2013
      • Centered, calm requires effort these days. Awareness is the first step.

        November 25, 2013
  4. Oooh I love this quote!

    Thank you for the beautifully written reminder 🙂

    November 25, 2013
  5. This is the best and simplest advice I have received in a very, very long time. Thank you for sharing 😉

    November 25, 2013
  6. Reblogged this on Art of Concentration. A Self-Help Blog Designed to Help You Focus on You. and commented:

    November 25, 2013
  7. Which of course brings the question: how do I detach? When I try to detach I am then attached to being detached.

    November 26, 2013

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