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61 Quotes From Jack Kornfield

  1. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” ― Jack Kornfield
  2. “Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes.” ― Jack Kornfield
  3. “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” ― Jack Kornfield
  4. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” ― Jack Kornfield
  5. “As surely as there is a voyage away, there is a journey home.” ― Jack Kornfield
  6. “Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, “I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.” ― Jack Kornfield
  7. “Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” ― Jack Kornfield
  8. “This life is a test-it is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received further instructions on where to go and what to do. Remember, this life is only a test.” ― Jack Kornfield
  9. “Every individual has a unique contribution.” ― Jack Kornfield
  10. “The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Nothing is worth holding on to.” ― Jack Kornfield
  11. “Since death will take us anyway, why live our life in fear? Why not die in our old ways and be free to live?” ― Jack Kornfield
  12. “To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit.” ― Jack Kornfield
  13. “The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another” ― Jack Kornfield
  14. “Much of spiritual life is self-acceptance, maybe all of it.” ― Jack Kornfield
  15. “The way I treat my body is not disconnected from the way I treat my family or the commitment I have to peace on our earth.” ― Jack Kornfield
  16. “We need a warrior’s heart that lets us face our lives directly, our pains and limitations, our joys and possibilities.” ― Jack Kornfield
  17. “The willingness to empty ourselves and then seek our true nature is an expression of great and courageous love.” ― Jack Kornfield
  18. “Live in joy, in love, even among those who hate.” ― Jack Kornfield
  19. “The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.” ― Jack Kornfield
  20. “To meditate is to discover new possibilities, to awaken the capacities of us has to live more wisely, more lovingly, more compassionately, and more fully.” ― Jack Kornfield
  21. Forgiveness is the act of not putting anyone out of your heart, even those who are acting out of deep ignorance or out of confusion and pain.” ― Jack Kornfield
  22. “There is no higher happiness than peace.” ― Jack Kornfield
  23. When there is no judgment and no blame, we seek not to perfect the world but to perfect our love for what is on this earth.” ― Jack Kornfield
  24. “With mindfulness, we are learning to observe in a new way, with balance and a powerful disidentification.” ― Jack Kornfield
  25. “It is not enough to know that love and forgiveness are possible. We have to find ways to bring them to life.” ― Jack Kornfield
  26. “Equanimity arises when we accept the way things are.” ― Jack Kornfield
  27. “Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves.” ― Jack Kornfield
  28. “There are many ways up the mountain and each of us must choose a practice that feels true to our heart.” ― Jack Kornfield
  29. “When we let go of our battles and open our hearts to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice.” – Jack Kornfield
  30. “To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” – Jack Kornfield
  31. “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a better past.” – Jack Kornfield
  32. “Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.” – Jack Kornfield
  33. “Part of the art of quieting yourself is also to honor the tears that you carry.” – Jack Kornfield
  34. “In the end, the aim of spiritual life is to awaken a joyful freedom, a benevolent and compassionate heart in spite of everything.” – Jack Kornfield
  35. “We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love, to discover what has kept our hearts to allow our hearts to open.” – Jack Kornfield
  36. “We need a warrior’s heart that lets us face our lives directly, our pains and limitations, our joys and possibilities.” – Jack Kornfield
  37. “Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it. And when time comes let it go.” – Jack Kornfield
  38. “Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” – Jack Kornfield
  39. “You hold in your hand an invitation: to remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible.” – Jack Kornfield
  40. “The heart is like a garden: It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” – Jack Kornfield
  41. “Think of yourself as a beacon spreading the light of loving-kindness.” – Jack Kornfield
  42. “Compassion is our deepest nature. It arises from our interconnection with all things.” – Jack Kornfield
  43. “Everybody needs to take some time. In some way, to quiet themselves and really listen to their heart.” – Jack Kornfield
  44. “The courageous heart is the one that is unafraid to open itself to the world.” – Jack Kornfield
  45. “Can we not turn on one another but can we turn toward each other?” – Jack Kornfield
  46. “Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future.” – Jack Kornfield
  47. “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch with compassion.” – Jack Kornfield
  48. “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.” – Jack Kornfield
  49. “The only place you can love or heal or awaken is here and now, the eternal present.” – Jack Kornfield
  50. “With wise understanding we can live in harmony with our life, with the universal law.” – Jack Kornfield
  51. “By making your heart a zone of peace, it affects every day you touch.” – Jack Kornfield
  52. “Weigh the true advantages of forgiveness and resentment to the heart. Then Choose.” – Jack Kornfield
  53. “If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice? – Jack Kornfield
  54. “The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clinging’s and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” – Jack Kornfield
  55. “We can plan, we can care for, tend and respond. But we cannot control.” – Jack Kornfield
  56. “We have only now, this single eternal moment, unfolding before us.” – Jack Kornfield
  57. “Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, our lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions not our wishes.” – Jack Kornfield
  58. “The past is gone. The future is not yet here. You can be present for this moment. What you do now will create your future.” – Jack Kornfield
  59. “Gratitude is confidence in life itself. In it, we feel how the same force that pushes grass through cracks in the sidewalk invigorates our own life.” – Jack Kornfield
  60. “Healing comes from our innate capacity for deep listening. This deep listening or seeing is not through our ears or eyes, but with our heart and our soul.” – Jack Kornfield
  61. “When we stop running away from what presents itself in each moment, our loving care for ourselves and one another can flow unimpeded.” – Jack Kornfield

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