Through courage and discipline, we will be the masters of our own fate
- Strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
- The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
- One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
- The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
- Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
- People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
- Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
It never stops consuming the experience. The always now. The eternity. It’s always alive. Forever. The eternal moment of every moment of your life.
- Naturally an animal wants to clean itself after the kill.
- Translate modern society in which clean and flawless appearance are symbols of dominance.
- Infer my proclivity for trusting unkempt people is instinctual.
It’s all there,
just waiting to be known.
The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
— Albert Einstein
Kirik: Notice that being next to the ocean or the river always makes people relaxed? People come to the water for holiday.
Travis: Yea, water is tranquil. I think it’s the sound of the flowing water and the crashing waves.
Kirik: But also even a pond when there is no movement of the water… I think it’s because we are made of water.
Travis: Oh, I see: we belong to the water.
It is the nature of repression to be invisible. Something that is repressed can’t reveal itself to us, can’t appear as a break in our awareness — then we would see its workings, and the repression would be dispelled.
—Breaking Open The Head, Daniel Pinchbeck
Even when we think about the future, we don’t think of our future normally as experiences. We think of our future as anticipated memories.
—Daniel Kahneman, economic psychologist, Nobel laureate
My real guru to teach me the value of compassion is my mother.
—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama