Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.
— Buddha (via emotional-algebra)
Use your senses fully. Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don’t interpret. See the light, shapes, colors, textures. Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the space that allows everything to be. Listen to the sounds; don’t judge them. Listen to the silence underneath the sounds. Touch something - anything - and feel and acknowledge its Being. Observe the rhythm of your breathing; feel the air flowing in and out, feel the life energy inside your body. Allow everything to be, within and without. Allow the “isness” of all things. Move deeply into the Now.
— Eckhart Tolle; The Power of Now (via skeletongarden)
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via internal-void)
it takes as little as one percent of a population to create positive change, and i believe that if 100 million people underwent a personal transformation in the direction of peace, harmony, laughter, love, kindness, and joy … the world would be transformed.
— Deepak Chopra (via timetravelingmemories)
When one speaks of awakening, it means de-hypnotization; coming to your senses. But of course to do that, you have to go out of your mind.
— Alan Watts (via acideyedrops)
You can never know if a person forgives you when you wrong them. Therefore it is existentially important to you. It is a question you are intensely concerned with. Neither can you know whether a person loves you. It’s something you just have to believe or hope. But these things are more important to you than the fact that the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees. You don’t think about the law of cause and effect or about modes of perception when you are in the middle of your first kiss.
— Jostein Gaarder (via creatingaquietmind)