Stephen Levine (1937 – 2016) was an American poet, author and Buddhist teacher best known for his work on death and dying. Born in Albany, New York, Levine attended the University of Miami, and after working as an editor and writer in New York City, he became one of the founders of the San Francisco Oracle. One of the most significant aspects of Stephen’s work was his working with the experience of grief. Although drawing upon the teachings of a variety of wisdom traditions, including Native American, Sufism and mystical interpretations of Christianity, Stephen’s writing was most significantly informed by the teachings of Buddhism.
Quotes by Stephen Levine…
And we see that with all our imagined unworthiness and fear, with all our doubt and desire, it’s hard to be loving all the time. But it’s harder not be loving.
If you made a list of everything you own, everything you think of as you, everything you prefer, that list would be the distance between you and the living truth.