connect in spirit

Here is a short video about Losing Dan in the flesh but finding him in the spirit.

When we have a feeling in our hearts, we’re creating electrical and magnetic waves inside our bodies that extend beyond our bodies into the world around us…. research shows that those waves extend many many kilometres beyond where our heart physically resides…. there’s a field that connects everything together…
Gregg Braden (via thingsthatsing)
Ask yourself what kind of person you want to be in the life that you will live today. Throughout the day, remind yourself that your life is happening right now.
H.H. the Karmapa (via thecalminside)
“The basic laws of the Universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation. Science is never finished because the human mind only uses a small portion of its capacity, and man’s exploration of his world is also limited. If we look at this tree outside whose roots search beneath the pavement for water, or a flower which sends its sweet smell to the pollinating bees, or even our own selves and the inner forces that drive us to act, we can see that we all dance to a mysterious tune, and the piper who plays this melody from an inscrutable distance—whatever name we give him—Creative Force, or God—escapes all book knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Alan Watts (via arrogantswami)
The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy. That is the innocent, naive misunderstanding that we all share, which keeps us unhappy.

This is not an improvement plan; it is not a situation in which you try to be better than you are now. It is something much softer and more openhearted than any of that. It involves learning how, once you have fully acknowledged the feeling of anger and the knowledge of who you are and what you do, to let it go. So whether it’s anger or craving or jealousy or fear or depression—whatever it might be—the notion is not to try to get rid of it, but to make friends with it. That means getting to know it completely, with some kind of softness, and learning how, once you’ve experienced it fully, to let go.
Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Meister Eckhart  (via panatmansam)
If you know how to look and see the stars moving in the sky and the seasons changing, you can come to an understanding of impermanence from that alone. You do not need to read about it in a book. It’s a feeling you can experience for yourself directly.
H.H. The Karmapa (via theperfectsolution144)
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before—more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Charles Dickens (via fawksianfella)
Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.
Shunryu Suzuki,
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (via ashramof1)