Writing with Heart
A blog about writing confidently and living adventurously
Tonight's WORDS THAT CHANGED ME comes from a modern spiritual classic, "The Teachings of Don Juan" by Carlos Castaneda.
Here it is:
"Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use."
I've liked this quote since I first read it in the late 1990s.
Back then, I...
Tonight's THESE WORDS CHANGED ME come from the Buddhist maitri practice. Maitri means lovingkindness in Sanskrit. Here are the words:
May I be filled with lovingkindness.
May I be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May I be well in body and mind.
May I be peaceful and happy.
May I be free.
Today's THESE WORDS CHANGED ME comes from Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
After days of listening to the Buddha's teachings, Siddhartha, a wanderer seeking enlightenment, encounters The Awakened One in a grove.
And guess what he does?
He gives the Great One a piece of his mind!
Here's what he...