The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step


Shunryu Suzuki Roshi: Sound and Noise (4 min)

The big spider in the middle of the web

So the whole Buddhist path on one level can be a way of understanding how to loosen and eventually drop our desperate grasping at this sense of me. Right there at the center of the universe and definitely the big spider in the middle of the web that we are all weaving. Which we imagine if we can only keep satisfied, if we can only please, if we can only keep feeling that it’s worthwhile, we will be happy. And not recognizing that that is the cause of all our suffering.

– Tenzin Palmo

For the One to know itself, it has to divide itself in order to get a perspective on itself

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“For the deepest passion of the Western mind has been to reunite with the ground of its own being. The driving impulse of the West’s masculine consciousness has been its dialectical quest not only to realize itself, to forge its own autonomy, but also, finally, to come to terms with the great feminine principle in life, and thus to rediscover its connection to the whole”

Richard Tarnas, 1996

More on ‘Ways of knowing: Separation and Participation’ see:

Ecological Consciousness


Learn to see

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“Learn how to see,
realize that
everything connects
to everything else.”
~Leonardo Da Vinci~

Unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena

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 “People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh~
The Miracle of Mindfulness