1. allaboutmary:

Maria Mater Jesu
A design for a stamp with the image of Our Lady Consoler of the Afflicted, the national patroness of Luxembourg.

    allaboutmary:

    Maria Mater Jesu

    A design for a stamp with the image of Our Lady Consoler of the Afflicted, the national patroness of Luxembourg.

    (via acatholicrose)

  2. "

    Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves.

    Slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.

    Live the actual moment.

    Only this moment is life.

    You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.

    Only in the awareness of the present, can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.

    Only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy.

    If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future, you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea.

    You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone.

    Life is like that.

    If you are not fully present, you will look around and it will be gone.

    You will have missed the feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life.

    It will seem to be speeding past you. The past is finished.

    Learn from it and let it go.

    The future is not even here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.

    Worrying is worthless.

    When you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when you stop worrying about what might never happen, then you will be in the present moment.

    Then you will begin to experience joy in life.

    "
    Thich Nhat Hanh (via mnmlistic)
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  4. labyrinth-faerie:

Love this little Buddhism book 🌄

    labyrinth-faerie:

    Love this little Buddhism book 🌄

  5. "The real difference between God and human beings, he thought, was that God cannot stand continuance. No sooner has he created a season of a year, or a time of the day, than he wishes for something quite different, and sweeps it all away. No sooner was one a young man, and happy at that, than the nature of things would rush one into marriage, martyrdom or old age. And human beings cleave to the existing state of things. All their lives they are striving to hold the moment fast….Their art itself is nothing but the attempt to catch by all means the one particular moment, one light, the momentary beauty of one woman or one flower, and make it everlasting."
    Karen Blixen, Seven Gothic Tales (via heresay)

    (via redroseofcairo)

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  7. "Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred."
     Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

    (via purplebuddhaproject)

  8. "They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it."
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra  (via feellng)

    (via absynthe-faerie)

  9. "The heart is resilient and forgiving, it is the mind that causes us stress."
    Alexandra Elle, Words from a Wanderer (via extramadness)

    (via gnostix1)

  10. "There are two ways to remove a Band-Aid : slowly and painfully, or quickly and painfully. Your choice."
    John Wood, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World (via quoted-books)

    (via redroseofcairo)

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