quote du jour ~leloup

Do not believe anything merely because you are told it is so, because others believe it, because it comes from tradition, or because you have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect. Believe, take for your doctrine, and hold true to that which, after serious investigation, seems to you to further the welfare of all beings. (47)

~Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

quote du jour ~caddy – the secret of…

The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without doubt or disbelief.

~Eileen Caddy

what’s one dumb thing you used to believe in?

I’ve become a big Danielle LaPorte fan in the past few months. Recently, on her blog, she posed a question to her readers: What’s one dumb thing you used to believe in?

I had to think about this, not because I didn’t think I’d ever believed in dumb things, but because I couldn’t decide which dumb thing to answer with. Continue reading