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Reality The true purpose is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes. ~Shunryu Suzuki Reality is the only true therapy. ~Alan Cohen There is one thing you can always rely on: life being as it is. ~Charlotte Joko Beck We see the world, not the way it is, but the way we are. ~Talmud To see things for what they are is to see with the eyes of the vastness itself. ~Suzanne Segal Things are not what they appear to be, nor are they otherwise. ~Surangama Sutra Your perception of the world around you is not necessarily the same as what is actually occurring. ~Peter Ralston If you understand, things are just as they are; If you do not understand, things are just as they are.~unknown Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are. ~Vernon Howard Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality. ~Hui-Neng A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion. ~Alan Watts But opinions, judgments, memories, dreaming about the future—ninety percent of the thoughts spinning around in our heads have no essential reality. ~Charlotte J. Beck As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw. ~Shuryu Suzuki-Roshi As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is. ~Ram Dass The mind searches for a formula, a code of living. The truth is you have plenty of formulas, plenty of codes, and the absolute truth is free of it all. ~Gangaji The universe is wider than our views of it. ~Henry David Thoreau Reality can only be seen in the absence of thought and belief. ~Scott Kiloby The secret of seeing things as they are is to take off our colored spectacles. That being-as-it-is, with nothing extraordinary about it, nothing wonderful, is the great wonder. ~Master Sessan The good news is: If you can recognize illusion as illusion, it dissolves. The recognition of illusion is also its ending. Its survival depends on your mistaking it for reality. In the seeing of who you are not, the reality of who you are emerges by itself. ~Eckhart Tolle We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality, we are that reality. When we understand this you see you are nothing, and in being nothing you are everything. ~Buddha The enlightened man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. ~Buddha Since everything is but an illusion, perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one might as well burst out laughing! ~Longchenpa What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things…it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface. ~Constantin Brancusi Beyond the beauty of external forms, there is more here: something that cannot be named, something ineffable, some deep, inner, holy essence. Whenever and wherever there is beauty, this inner essence shines through somehow. It only reveals itself to you when you are present. ~Eckhart Tolle This present moment never comes to be and it never ceases to be, it is simply our minds that construct the continuity of thoughts we call time. In the present moment is nirvana. ~Alan W. Watts One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. ~Albert Einstein Life is a mystery, which means your thinking mind cannot make sense out of it. For that you’ve go to wake up and then you’ll suddenly realize that reality is not problematic, you are the problem. ~Anthony de Mello When I cease to own [physical or emotional pain], I liberate myself from its bondage and see it simply as it is. ~Tony Parsons Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. ~Simone Weil Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality. ~Seneca Problems exist only in the human mind. ~Anthony de Mello As soon as the mind says something shouldn’t have happened, we are in an argument with reality. Reality is simply what it is. As soon as we have anything in us that judges it, that condemns it, that says it shouldn’t be, we will feel division. There isn’t a justified reason to argue with reality, because we’ll never win the fight. Arguing with reality is a perfect prescription for suffering. ~Adyashanti As soon as the mind pulls out an agenda and decides what needs to change, that’s unreality. Life doesn’t need to decide who’s right and who’s wrong. Life doesn’t need to know the “right” way to go because it’s going there anyway. ~Adyashanti When your illusions clash with reality, when your falsehoods clash with truth, then you have suffering. ~Anthony de Mello Chasing after fantasies is always a bad idea. Stick with reality. Reality’s all you’ve got. But here’s the real secret, the real miracle: It’s enough. ~Brad Warner As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself. ~Shunryu Suzuki There is no greater mystery than this, that we keep seeking reality though in fact we are reality. ~Ramana Maharshi Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations. ~Alan Watts Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things are they are. ~Karen Maezen Miller In the simple, direct experience of what is, you have an ongoing opportunity to awaken out of the trance the mind perpetuates to the radiant fullness and completeness of being. Just keep letting go and surrendering to what is. ~Stephan Bodian In reality there are no others, and by helping yourself you help everybody else. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath. ~Kahlil Gibran When you awaken, you realize that the separate person you took yourself to be is just a contract, a mental fabrication. ~Stephan Bodian When you eventually see through the veils to how things really are, you will keep saying again and again, this is certainly not like we thought it was. ~Rumi I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? ~Chuang Tzu Once you understand reality; although illusory perceptions of the world may arise in your mind, you will be like the sky; when a rainbow appears in front of it, it’s not particularly flattered, and when the clouds appear, it’s not particularly disappointed either. There is a deep sense of contentment. ~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them–that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~Lao Tzu I begin to understand as never before that holiness is made of dailiness, of living life as it comes to me, not as I insist it be. ~Joan Chittister Learn to wish that everything should come to pass exactly as it does. ~Epictetus The ability to experience and to flow with what is signals the beginning of the unification of mind, body, and spirit. ~W. Brugh Joy