Strength and Adaptation Quotes
“An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength.
When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending
and leaning with the gust of wind.
But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots.”
“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”
When adversity strikes, that is when you have to remain the most calm.
Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded, and press on.
– LL Cool J
“The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of
unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of
judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind. The mind always seeks to deny the Now and to escape from it. In other words, the more you are identified with your mind, the more you suffer. Or you may put it like this: the more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more ore you are free of pain, of suffering – and free of the egoic mind. Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.”
― Eckhart Tolle
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