quotes tagged with 'meditation'
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Letter from Joseph Smith to Emma Smith, Oct. 13, 1832, New York City, New York; Community of Christ Archives, Independence, Missouri.
This day I have been walking through the most splendid part of the city of New York. The buildings are truly great and wonderful, to the astonishing of every beholder. Ö After beholding all that I had any desire to behold, I returned to my room to meditate and calm my mind; and behold, the thoughts of home, of Emma and Julia, rush upon my mind like a flood and I could wish for a moment to be with them. My breast is filled with all the feelings and tenderness of a parent and a husband, and could I be with you I would tell you many things. Ö
ďI feel as if I wanted to say something to you to comfort you in your peculiar trial and present affliction [Emma was pregnant at the time]. I hope God will give you strength that you may not faint. I pray God to soften the hearts of those around you to be kind to you and take the burden off your shoulders as much as possible and not afflict you. I feel for you, for I know your state and that others do not, but you must comfort yourself knowing that God is your friend in heaven and that you have one true and living friend on earth, your husband.
Author: Karen Page & Adnrew Dorenburg, Source: The Flavor Bible, preface p.x
We believe cooking will contiue to evolve, and not only as a means of "doing" (i.e., putting dinner on the table, or "problem-solving" by "following a recipe"). Over time, we believe more people- including perhaps, yourself - will have discovered a way of "being" in the world. We have learned enough over the past decade or two to question why cooking is done one way versus another. This thoughtful sensory engagment leads to a store of experiences that allow us to bring more intuition to the cooking process, synthesizing what we've done before into innovative approaches to creating a dish. Ultimately, cooking offers the opportunity to be immersed in one's senses and in the moment like no other activity, uniting the inner and outer selves. At these times, cooking transcends drudgery and becomes a means of meditation and even healing.
Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.chrisbutlerspeaks.info/
The subtle layers of matter that first cover you - such as the mind, intelligence, and false ego - are like underclothes.
Author: Siddhaswarupananda, Source: http://www.geocities.com/reinkarnacija/drugs.htm
The idea of becoming nothing or void is not satisfying to the soul either. Spiritual life means oneness yet simultaneous diversity. Iím one with God, yet still Iím separate from Him, Iím an individual, and Godís an individual. Yet Iím one with Him in love and will.
Making a cup of green tea, I stop the war.Author: Paul Reps, Source: Stephen Levin, Healing into Life and Death, 1987, p. 284
What is desired is reflection that transpires within everyday lives and that evaluates those lives, assesses values, sets goals, solves problemsóin short, that creates examined lives, the only kind that Socrates said are worth living. What is desired is the kind of pondering in the heart recommended repeatedly in the scriptures.Author: Stephen L. Tanner, Source: http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=1639
I flatter myself with the notion that we need so many synonyms in order to delineate the subtle nuances of our rich mental activity. Then, with my head in the clouds, I stumble over the disconcerting fact that the most serious pondering I've done recently is whether I'll have fries with that. Suddenly my list of synonyms seems like linguistic overkill, mere lexicological extravagance or featherbedding. When I consider the mindless sensory overload that characterizes our electronic age, I begin to wonder if we need 50 synonyms for thinking any more than Samoan Islanders need 50 synonyms for snow.Author: Stephen L. Tanner, Source: http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=1639
And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft.Author: Nephi, Source: 1 Nephi 18:3
You do not pray enough, you do not read the Scriptures enough, you do not meditate enough, you are all the time on the wing, and in such a hurry that you do not know what to do first. This is not the way to get rich. I merely use the term "rich" to lead the mind along, until we obtain eternal riches in the celestial kingdom of God . . . . Be calm and composed; you are in too much of a hurry. Hold on, be easy, never let your nervous system rise above your judgment . . . . It is just so with men. I see them through the world, I have watched their progress for many years, and I see that many of them are too much in a hurry. If we are not in too much of a hurry we can attend these two-days' meetings, and talk to each other. Are you full of faith? You can tell whether I am or not by looking at me . . . . I wish there was a little more patience and obedience.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 15:36-7
Sit down and commune with yourself. There is a battle going on within you, and within me, every day. Fight it out with yourself, and decide upon your course of action.... Decide where your duty is, ...remembering that 'the greatest battle of life is fought out within the silent chambers of your own soul'.Author: David O. McKay, Source: Conference Report, April 1969, p. 95