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The opposite of injustice is not justice but compassion

In spiritual maturity, the opposite of injustice is not justice, but compassion. Not me against you, not me straightening out the present ill, fighting to gain a just result for myself and others, but compassion, a life that goes against nothing and fulfills everything.

~from NOTHING SPECIAL by Charlotte Joko Beck
Nothing Special
By Charlotte J. Beck, Steve Smith

A simple mind is not mysterious

A simple mind is not mysterious. In a simple mind, awareness just is. It's open, transparent. There's nothing complicated about it. For most of us, most of the time, however, it is largely unavailable. But the more we have contact with a simple mind, the more we sense that everything is ourselves, and the more we feel responsible for everything. When we sense our connectedness, we have to act differently... When we can sit and meditate with a simple mind, not being caught by our own thoughts, something slowly dawns, and a door that has been shut begins to open... We see that the present is absolute and that, in a sense, the whole universe begins right now, in each second. And the healing of life is in that second of simple awareness.

~ from NOTHING SPECIAL by Charlotte Joko Beck
Nothing Special
By Charlotte J. Beck, Steve Smith
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