"A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years."

Byron Katie (via thecalminside)

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Chilling with @shesorinchen  (at Doris)

Chilling with @shesorinchen (at Doris)

The view from jail. #nyc  (at Rikers Island)

The view from jail. #nyc (at Rikers Island)

"Reality is simply the loss of the ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and Reality will shine forth by itself. This is the direct method."

Ramana Maharshi (via ashramof1)

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Deep in #brooklyn #nyc  (at East New York Subway)

Deep in #brooklyn #nyc (at East New York Subway)

Pretty epic. #nyc  (at Minca)

Pretty epic. #nyc (at Minca)

When you think of garbage think of Akeem. #comingtoamerica #akeem #nyc #eddiemurphy (at N Y M a C C)

When you think of garbage think of Akeem. #comingtoamerica #akeem #nyc #eddiemurphy (at N Y M a C C)

The clouds are something else tonight. #brooklyn #nyc  (at Gowanus Canal Conservancy)

The clouds are something else tonight. #brooklyn #nyc (at Gowanus Canal Conservancy)

Weddings in #brooklyn in the spring. Nothing better. #nyc  (at Frankies Spuntino)

Weddings in #brooklyn in the spring. Nothing better. #nyc (at Frankies Spuntino)

Someone decided to hang Easter eggs from a tree. #brooklyn #nyc  (at St Augustine Roman Catholic Church)

Someone decided to hang Easter eggs from a tree. #brooklyn #nyc (at St Augustine Roman Catholic Church)

I never got the shoe thing. #bronx #nyc  (at Primitive Pentecostal Church)

I never got the shoe thing. #bronx #nyc (at Primitive Pentecostal Church)

This guy got really really close.  (at Longpond)

This guy got really really close. (at Longpond)

A dog grabbing a frisbee on Orchard Street in the 1970s. #nyc #les (at Bronx Museum of the Arts)

A dog grabbing a frisbee on Orchard Street in the 1970s. #nyc #les (at Bronx Museum of the Arts)

ashramof1:

This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.because each has been sentas a guide from beyond.
— Jelaluddin Rumi,    translation by Coleman Barks

ashramof1:

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
    translation by Coleman Barks

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Sunset last night. #nyc #brooklyn  (at Stone Park Cafe)

Sunset last night. #nyc #brooklyn (at Stone Park Cafe)