Like a forest fire, anger tends to burn up its own support. If we jump down into the middle of such a fire, we will have little chance of putting it out, but if we create a clearing around the edges, the fire can burn itself out. This is the role of meditation: creating a clearing around the margins of anger. --Mark Epstein Photo credit: "Kids Camp Fire, Sand Bay," Wapster, 2010.
Promoting peace within yourself becomes the ultimate practicality. --Henry Seltzer Photo credit: "Morning Prayers," Don Christner, 2007.
I discovered that when I believed my thoughts I suffered, but when I didn’t believe them I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. – Byron Katie Photo credit: "Freedom!" Ryan McFarland, 2008.