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Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation

Lama Surya Das

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Seekers inevitably want to get a better handle on life; we want to figure things out. We know intuitively that the events of our lives are not always arbitrary. We feel connected, however intangibly. We know that it is in our higher self-interest to unravel the mysteries in our own lives. There must be a higher purpose and greater meaning. As we become more and more spiritually evolved, we become more determined to find wisdom and reach a deeper understanding of our lives and our paths.”

“I believe that this is the time to become warriors for peace and dialogue, not warmongers or mere worriers.”

“Expecting good things to last and unwanted things to stay away forever is simply unrealistic,”

“When we are no longer so tightly identified with who we used to be and how we think things should continue to be—based on the past—every moment of wakefulness is an opportunity to actualize and enjoy our inherent freedom, wholeness, and perfection. The heart-mind is gorgeous in its authentic natural state!”

“The deep pain we continue to experience reminds us of our love and keeps our hearts open.”

“If you truly want to grow as a person and learn, you should realize that the universe has enrolled you in the graduate program of life, called loss,” as Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross says.”

“Give up grasping and see things as they are. THE SEVENTH DALAI LAMA”

“With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives.”

“Partings make us sad; they make us feel as though we are being beaten up by fate; sometimes they make us feel desperate and without real connections or roots. When we are torn away from those we love, we suffer from intense feelings of longing and loneliness.”

“May virtue and serenity belong to all, even my competitors and adversaries.”

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