Author Archives: ardell

Suffering

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. —Helen Keller Acceptance of Suffering The more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. —Thomas Merton (American and Trappist [...]

Spirituality

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. —Helen Keller Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it (religion) should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual and a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. —Einstein As one [...]

Relationships

relationship, love, loving, kind, kindness

Unity (Oneness)

unity

Non-Action

pacifism

Meditation

meditation

Limits of Language

language, authority, learning, teaching

Mentoring

mentor, mentoring, self-reliance, teaching, teacher, guru, sage

Learning

learn, learning, teach, teaching, guru, guidance, insight

Direction and Goals

direction, goals, achieve, achievement, desire, effort, attainment

Ethics

ethics, ethical, righteousness, virtue, moral, morality

Humility

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. —Albert Einstein Humility is simply acceptance of the truth about oneself. It is not self-denigration; it is simply a gentle awareness and acceptance.

Discipline

discipline, austerity

Compassion and Justice

compassion, justice, mercy

Ego

ego, self

Present Moment

moment, now, zen, mindful, mindfulness

Impermanence

transitory, change, impermanence, permanence

Enlightenment

enlightenment, reality, perception

Balance

balance, peace

Acceptance

acceptance, serenity, expectation

Contentment and Simplicity

simplicity, contentment, minimalist