- The vast inconceivable Source can’t be faced or turned away from. –Shitou, Inside the Grass Hut.
- Control the senses and purify the mind. In a pure mind, there is constant awareness of the Self. –Chandogya Upanishad
- There are those who attain the way when they see flowers, birds flying or leaves falling. –Dogen
- When the known and the knower are seen as one, the witness becomes one with them. –Nisargadatta
- The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if standing there and they here. This is not so. God and I are one in knowledge. –Meister Eckhart
- If you put your finger in the fire it will burn you. The fire is not responsible for that. The function of fire is to burn. –Satchidanda
- Like physical space I am not affected by what does or doesn’t take place within Me and, therefore, peace is My nature. –Rupert Spira
- There is within each of us the possibility of magnificence. Every moment is an opportunity to make it manifest. Let the spirit awaken you to a miraculous life. –Marianne Williamson
- Affirmation: This moment is never ending love
- Breathing the words below on your in and out breath trains your mind in both focus and direction.
These quotes are shared by Robert Rannigan, LPC, to touch, inspire, and motivate moms and dads everywhere to reflect upon what is important in their lives and those of their spouses and children. The role of fathers has been slowly changing over the years. We now expect dads to be more emotionally involved with their kids and–most of all–desire more closeness with them. To do this, men must establish a sense of safety, certainty, and knowing within their own internal environments. Through increased mindfulness and focus, they will then be able to create these very things for themselves, as well as for the families they love.
Grouped by a common theme, “Quotes for Parents” brings words of wisdom, almost daily, from great minds—current and old—into the lives of modern parents (and the rest of us) to nudge them (and us) ever so closer to the mindfulness and self-awareness we should all be practicing every single day.
This post was originally published on Robert Rannigan’s Daily Quotes for Parents and is republished here with his permission.