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  1. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    From these: balanced calorie restriction, meditation, moderation, relaxation, all else follows.
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    Seeking sanctuary
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    Without anxiety and illness, I am a ship without a rudder... My sufferings are part of my self and my art. They are indistinguishable from me, and their destruction would destroy my art.---- Edvard Munch
  4. What you say is true. But now, what do we do to give such a subjective tough nut to the rest of society?
  5. The Wondering Taoist Steward+ 47,314 posts Report post Marblehead Posted June 26, 2017 Good thing I didn't place any value judgement on what I said.---- Marblehead
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    Like all things, there are degrees and shades. How much is too much and how much is too little. When does the devouring begin, with outrage or the lack of closure? Quotes are fun but, often they become weak homilies.
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    There are a lot of similarities between Stoicism (of that period) and Taoism. Also, Marcus Aurelius had near absolute power and yet he never lost sight of his service duties to his people. A rarity in history or the present day.
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    When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility, and I think of each life as a flower, as common as a field daisy, and as singular, and each name a comfortable music in the mouth, tending, as all music does, toward silence, and each body a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth. When it's over, I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it's over, I don't want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don't want to end up simply having visited this world Mary Oliver When Death Comes
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    “Of course! The path to heaven doesn’t lie down in flat miles. It’s in the imagination with which you perceive this world, and the gestures with which you honor it.” "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" "Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." "When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms." --Mary Oliver, Pulitzer prize winning poet--Died January 17th, 2019 at 83 years of truly living
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    Do you have ideas or do ideas have you?
  11. Is intellectualism pro-Taoism or anti-Taoism? Is the Dao Bums a shadow of its' former self?
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    There is much to learn from everyone if we can get past politics and ego. I have no interest in arguing, I just hope my friends in Martial arts could research , train and communicate and grow without all the ego B.S and politics.
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    Our actions may be impeded…but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.-- Marcus Aurelius
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    The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. --Marcus Aurelius