Jean Smith quotes

  • Zen goes directly to your own experience of the oneness of the universe, of your interconnectedness with all things. You learn to distrust whatever you clung to in your old sense of separation, and that realization can be the most liberating thing in your life, a freedom beyond anything you could have imagined.
    -- Jean Smith

    #Freedom #Learning #Oneness

  • Zen provides a structure that supports our exploring the practice and the teachings for ourselves.
    -- Jean Smith

    #Teaching #Practice #Support

  • If I didn't have to worry about money, I would be doing the same thing I'm doing now. Additionally, I would maintain other creative outlets -- glassblowing and woodworking. I would operate a salon-format venue geared towards deviation; a destabilization of the audience/rock star dynamic.
    -- Jean Smith

    #Stars #Rocks #Worry

  • Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

  • If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.

  • Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.

  • Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

  • Any approach to scientific inference which seeks to legitimize it and answer in reponse to complex uncertainty is, for me, a totalitarian parody of a would-be rational learning process.

  • We all learn by imitating, as children, as students, as novices in the world of business. And then we grow up and learn to blend our innate abilities with the rules or principles we have learned.

  • If you don't have the background awareness of oneness, duality becomes real.

  • When we gaze into the eyes of our beloved, we're staring into the eyes of a sacred mirror, and we recognize our oneness.

  • Sacred love is selfless, seeking not its own. The lover serves his beloved and seeks perfect communion of oneness with her.

  • This ´world´ began to forget it was Oneness, like a dream forgetting it is the dreamer. With this amnesia came the phenomenon we call fear, an expression of All Possibility that cannot manifest within the balance of Oneness. Fear only comes with the illusion of division and separation when consciousness perceives itself as part and not the whole. Fear is the shadow of illusory disconnection.