A deep and beautiful talk on the healing, fulfilling, and transformative power of authentic human connections.
If you are not enjoying the Present Now,
it will be harder to enjoy the Present if and when you get what you want…
“Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Meditation practice is not about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we already are.”
“This young woman knew that she would die in the next few days. But when I talked to her she was cheerful in spite of this knowledge. ‘I am grateful that fate has hit me so hard,’ she told me. ‘In my former life I was spoiled and did not take spiritual accomplishments seriously.’ Pointing through the window of the hut, she said, ‘This tree here is the only friend I have in my loneliness.’ Through that window she could see just one branch of a chestnut tree, and on the branch were two blossoms. ‘I often talk to this tree,’ she said to me. I was startled and didn’t quite know how to take her words. Was she delirious? Did she have occasional hallucinations? Anxiously I asked her if the tree replied. ‘Yes.’ What did it say to her? She answered, ‘It said to me, “I am here–I am here–I am life, eternal life.” ‘ ”
-Viktor E. Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning