One of the exceptional modern-day Zen masters of our time is called Mooji. He has helped many people to get their inner peace in life.  He encourages his students to practice one of his popular exercises where they need to question who or what they are at the deepest level. By doing so, they will understand more of their thoughts, emotions, and sensations.  Below, you can identify how to change the way you live with this 15 quotes from a modern-day Zen master.

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Be grateful for everything

“Don’t be too quick to interpret the moment. Just keep quiet. My encouragement would always be: never think anything is against you, everything is a blessing. Why should it be different? Just be quiet. Let it all work itself out.”

You have the power

“No thought has any power. You have power. And when you identify and believe in the thought you give power to the thought.”

Trust your life

“If you do not trust life to unfold, the mind takes over and it becomes a game of strategy, motivated by anxiety. This mistrust is unfair. Life has given us so much, and yet we do not trust it.”

Not everyone stays

“Some beings will walk with you for the duration of this bodily existence, up to the very end. Some will come with bright promises, bright lights, but they fade quickly. Others come, they don’t look like they will go very far, but they are marathon runners; they’re there with you all the time. You cannot determine this… Somehow in the flow of your own unique river, you will see that everything is as it should be.”

Beauty and freedom

“Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled. Remind it that it is beautiful and free.”

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You are taken care of

“Who reminds you to breathe and to beat your heart? Something is there, taking care…”

Push yourself

“Go beyond everything. Don’t collect anything. A king does not need to go shopping in his own kingdom. Nor does he beg. Remember, you are the inner reality-pure awareness only. All that arises are appearances in consciousness. Don’t bother with all that. Rest only as the awareness. This is the secret.”

Be present

“If you give yourself one complete minute of focused presence, to simply stop; even to listen to your heart beating, it will take you out of your head and introduce you to the moment which is complete in itself. It is not on the way to another moment. It is not a bridge to another opportunity. It is the timeless perfection So stop and sink into this timeless moment.”

You are naturally happy

“You need nothing to be happy – you need something to be sad.”

Stay authentic

“There is a mystery within all beings bursting to reveal itself, in the ones who become quiet enough to discover it. In this discovery, a benevolent force shines spontaneously from your presence towards all beings, and this light cannot help but illuminate the world.”

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You are free

“When you can bear your own silence, you are free.”

Be no one

“If I could give you only one advice, I would say: Don’t identify with anything. Be completely empty – no one. Be no-body and see if you lose anything but delusion.”

Dismiss

“The greatest step towards a life of happiness and simplicity is to let go. Trust in the power that is already taking care of you spontaneously without effort.”

Egotistic

“Life cannot be against you, for you are Life itself. Life can only seem to go against the ego’s projections, which are rarely the truth.”

Never judge others

“If you could look inside the Heart of any and every single human being, you would fall in love with them completely. If you see the inside as it really Is and not as your mind projects it to be, you would be so purely in love with the whole thing.”

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