“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”—Buddha
“The planet does not need more ‘successful’ people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.”—David Orr (via hip-)
“Everything can be used as an invitation to meditation. A smile, a face in the subway, the sight of a small flower growing in the crack of cement pavement, a fall of rich cloth in a shop window, the way the sun lights up flower pots on a windowsill. Be alert for any sign of beauty or grace. Offer up every joy, be awake at all moments, to “the news that is always arriving out of silence.” Slowly, you will become a master of your own bliss, a chemist of your own joy, with all sorts of remedies always at hand to elevate, cheer, illuminate, and inspire your every breath and movement.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, Glimpse of the Day (via sincerelymygypsysoul)
Don’t take anything for granted, unless it makes sense for you. Don’t believe any words, however old and noble they may sound, unless they feels right to your heart. Learn by experience. Try. Make mistakes. Never stop to growing and expanding. Take a new path, to change it later on. There are no right or wrong. Be your own guru.
Your circumstances are the way they are. There is no point in getting angry, sad or depressed about them. Accept that it is what it is. Once you stop resisting or wishing something would be different you let yourself have the space necessary to make the changes necessary to take a new direction.
“People universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it…”—Eat, Pray, Love | xkeepitreaal (via quote-book)
“Those who love others grandly are those who love
themselves grandly. Those who have a high toleration
and acceptance of others are those who have a high
toleration and acceptance of themselves.”—Neale Donald Walsch (via liliezencoach)
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”—Albert Ellis (via justbesplendid)
Absolutely. Take responsibility for your own life and do not blame others, eg. your parents, they did the best they could as did their parents and so on. Woman up! :)
“You are not “in the now”; you are the now. That is your essential identity—the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That’s the equation.”—Eckhart Tolle (via zengirlinthecity)
“The heart is always right— if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart— because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted.”—Osho (via soubresaut)
Yes it takes effort to make your dream happen. It takes some organization and a bit of planning to make space for yoga, meditation, writing or whatever changes you want to make into your life, but stop making yourself miserable when you can shine and live the life the way you dream. Take the leap. Don’t let your fears stop you from living the life you want.
“The energy of the cosmos is surrounding you. All that is needed is a certain emptiness in you. So the emptiness is good; don’t fill it by beliefs, don’t fill it again by another kind of god, another philosophy, some existentialism. Don’t fill it. Leave it clean and fresh, and go deeper. Soon you will find from both sides, from outside and inside, a tremendous rush of energy, a tremendous rush of consciousness. Then you disappear, you are almost flooded with the cosmos. You are so small and the cosmos is so vast. You suddenly disappear into it, and that disappearance is the ultimate experience of enlightenment. Then you know you were neither an outsider, nor an insider; you are one with existence. Other than oneness with existence, nothing is going to help you. But that oneness is so easy, so obvious. Just a little relaxation, just a little turning in — not much effort, not much discipline, not much torture for yourself.”—Osho (via psychedelicmindfluid)
“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your own home for this is where our love for each other must start.”—Mother Teresa (via yogapractice)
“Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don’t try to figure anything out.
Don’t try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now and rest.”—Tilopa (via peaceofshell)
Words can either hurt or empower you, all depends of how you choose to react to them. If you take them all personally, chances are that they will hurt you. If you listen to them and notice how they make you feel, chances that you will learn something about yourself and help you thrive in life. Nothing can hurt you unless you choose to. Why not let go your attachment to words and stories, using them to empower you instead.