metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘discipline’

seek freedom

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires; seek discipline and find your liberty.

Frank Herbert, Dune

liberty

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

the practice

A spiritual practice is a constant battle within, replacing previous negative conditioning or habituation with new positive conditioning.

depends on what you think

Happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

middle finger

Keep your middle finger down.

Ed Norton, actor/philanthropist, lead in movie “Fight Club”

forgiveness and compassion

Forgiveness and compassion are always linked: How do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and remain in touch with their humanity?

neither peace nor war

Neither peace nor war exists independently of us. Political and military leaders have grave responsibilities with respect to peace – but they too are members of the society that we as individuals help to create. Peace in the world depends on peace in the hearts of individuals; this depends on each of us practising ethics by disciplining our negative thoughts and emotions, and developing basic spiritual qualities.