"Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate."
— Carolyn Crane (via laughingsnowflake)
(Source: larmoyante, via rememo)
"You cannot meet someone for a moment, or even cast eyes on someone in the street, without changing. That is my subject."
— Carolyn Kizer (via theparisreview)
"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world."
— Pema Chödrön (via remnant)
(Source: julie911, via rememo)
"If we think only of ourselves, and forget about other people, then our minds occupy a very small area. Inside that small area, even tiny problems appear very big. But the moment you develop a sense of concern for others, you realize that, just like ourselves, they also want happiness; they also want satisfaction. When you have this sense of concern, your mind automatically widens. At this point, your own problems, even big problems, will not be so significant. The result? Big increase in peace of mind. So, if you think only of yourself, only your own happiness, the result is actually less happiness. You get more anxiety, more fear."
— The Dalai Lama (via nirvikalpa)
(Source: lazyyogi, via nirvikalpa-deactivated20130416)
"If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos."
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via nirvikalpa)
(Source: tobiji, via nirvikalpa-deactivated20130416)
"I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can."
— Kristin Armstrong (via sorakeem)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via sorakeem)
"Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on."
— Alan H. Cohen (via sorakeem)
(Source: chasing-equilibrium, via sorakeem)