essence.

May 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person’s essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?” – Haruki Murakami

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Quinn Canyon Range

Quinn Canyon Range

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinn_Canyon_Range

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“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.” – Gina Lake

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Spring Valley NV

Spring Valley NV

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“Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Worthington Peak (NV)

Worthington Peak (NV)

http://www.summitpost.org/worthington-peak-nv/874231

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“For many scientists less divinely gifted than Einstein,the chief reward for being a scientist is not the power and the money but the chance of catching a glimpse of the transcendent beauty of nature.” – Freeman Dyson

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Worthington Range north of Rachel

Worthington Range north of Rachel

http://www.summitpost.org/worthington-peak/718051

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“You are a cosmic traveler; your body is temporary, but its essence is eternal…” – Dave Zebian

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Worthington Peak NV

Worthington Peak NV

http://www.summitpost.org/worthington-peak/718051

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“The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true science. He who knows it not, and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead. We all had this priceless talent when we were young. But as time goes by, many of us lose it. The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being.” – Hans Selye

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