Ah, but verses are so paltry an achievement if they are written early in life. One should wait, and gather meaning and sweetness a whole life long, a long life if possible, and then, at the very end, one might perhaps be able to write ten good lines. For verses are not feelings, as people imagine—those one has early enough; they are experiences.


Learning to live with your sanity ~ Chögyam Trungpahttp://bit.ly/1lFNyMP
Familiarization is one of the five strengths that allow us to practice our bodhisattva discipline of helping others throughout our whole life. This process is analogous to falling in love. When somebody mentions your lover’s name, you feel both pain and pleasure. You feel turned on to that person’s name and to anything associated with him or her. In the same way, the natural tendency of mindfulness-awareness, especially when egolessness has already evolved in your mind, is to flash on the dharma. You familiarize yourself with it. In other words, you no longer regard dharma as a foreign entity, but you realize that dharma is a household thought, a household word, and a household activity. Each time you uncork your bottle of wine or unpop your Coca-Cola can or pour yourself a glass of water — whatever you do becomes a reminder of the dharma. You cannot get rid of it; it becomes a natural situation. So you learn to live with your sanity.
Chögyam Trungpa
from the book “Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness”http://amzn.to/1dhRznm
source: http://bit.ly/1lFNyMT

They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us—there is no life.

I am tired of hearing what God is from head-tripping men. I am tired of hearing what God is from isolationists on a spiritual quest. I am tired of hearing what God is from lovers of detachment. I want to hear about a juicy God, a creative God, a relational God, a God that arises when we jump into life and stop playing it safe, watching it race past like a passing train. Its time for the dancers to tell us what God is. Its time for the artists to tell us what God is. Its time for the lovers to tell us what God is. We are not here to watch God from afar. We are here to live God from the inside out.