albert nelson

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”
Frank Herbert

“Until the whole world is free to agree with you or disagree with you, until you have given the freedom to everyone to like you or not like you, to love you or hate you, to see things as you see them or to see things differently—until you have given the whole world its freedom—you’ll never have your freedom.”
Adyashanti

“Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to to change.”
Albert Einstein

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

“The truth is you can’t try to let go. Trying is the opposite of letting go. To let go is to relinquish trying. To let go is much more like to let be.”
Adyashanti

“Every act of love raises the vibration of all the energy in the multiverse.”
Anonymous

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”
Winston Churchill

“The biggest embrace of love you’ll ever make is to embrace yourself completely. Then you’ll eralize you’ve just embraced the whole universe, and everything and everybody in it.”
Adyashanti

“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”
Nelson Mandela

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.”
Zig Zilgar

“When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”
Eckhart Tolle

“If we would only see that all limitations are self-imposed and chosen out of fear, we would leap at once into the arms of grace, no matter how fierce that embrace might be.”
Adyashanti

“Prayer is your speaking to God and meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you, but it speaks in slicence and it then manifests as intuition.”
Deepak Chopra

“Many Sages have said, “Your world is a dream. You’re living in an illusion.” They’re referring to this world of the mind and the way we believe our thoughts about reality. When we see the world through our thoughts, we stop experiencing life as it really is and others as they really are.”
Adyashanti

“The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind.”
Eckhart Tolle

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age.”
Aldous Huxley

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

“Meditation is not evasion. It is a serene encounter with reality.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”
Dalai Lama

“All is always well even when it seems unbelievably unwell.”
Adyashanti

“Be careful not to do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily angry, stressed, scared, tired, or hungry.”
Karen Salmansohn

“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
Dolly Parton

“Blinc belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
Albert Einstein

“Ideally the ultimate retreat is to retreat from the past and the future to always remain in the present.”
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. it has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
Adyashanti

“Sometimes surrender means giving up tryin to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.”
Albert Einstein

“You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.”
Amy Poehler

“Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion,you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them.”
Adyashanti

“I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.”
Eckhart Tolle

It’s Pride Month!

Happy pride month everyone! I thought I would put together a list of LGBT themed books that I’ve read and enjoyed for anyone looking for something to read during June. 

37 Things I Love by Kekla Magoon (L)

Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo (B)

Alix and Valerie by Ingrid Diaz (L)

Aristotle and Dante Discover Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Sáenz (G)

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King (L)

Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo (B)

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children  by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (T)

Being Emily by Rachel Gold (T)

Black Iris by Leah Raeder (L/B) 

Empress of the World Sara Ryan (L)

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (L)

Far From You by Tess Sharpe (B)

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters (L)

Fat Angie by E.E Charlton Trujillo (L)

Geography Club (G) by Brent Hartinger (GLB)

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (T)

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman (L)

I am J by Cris Beam (T)

If You Could Be Mine  by Sara Farizan (L)

I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson (G)

Just Girls by Rachel Gold (L/B/T)

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (L)

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend  by Emily Horner (L)

Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (LBT)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (L)

None of the Above by I.W Gregorio (I)

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowtiz (B)

Parrot Fish by Ellen Wittlinger (T)

Rethinking Normal by Katie Hill (T)

Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (G)

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews (T)

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel Sara Farizan (L)

Books Released June 2015

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (June 2)

Under the Bright Lights by Dahlia Adler (June 30)