“Our humanity comes to its fullest bloom in giving. We become beautiful people when we give whatever we can give: a smile, a handshake, a kiss, an embrace, a word of love, a present, a part of our life…all of our life.”― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
May you give your mind a rest,
Your joints a stretch to loosen the concrete,
Exercise your face with a smile,
Expand your lungs with laughter,
Open your ears with silence,
Guiding and harnessing your energy, outlook, thoughts,
Unencumbered, untethered, unfolding into this day,
With joy, awe and wonder in your toolbox,
“Reality” will still be there when you return, but you will have changed.
“It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.
It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.” – Osho