The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there is a place where you’re vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.
— Ram Dass (via cosmofilius)
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
— Thích Nhất Hạnh (via zenhumanism)
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
— Haruki Murakami (via feeling-your-heart-again)
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
— Deepak Chopra (via elige)
When you get angry, is it not because someone has failed to fill the function you allotted him? And does not this become the “reason” your attack is justified? The dreams you think you like are those in which the functions you have given have been filled; the needs which you ascribe to you are met.
— a course in miracles, p.613 (via soul-on-earth)