Even in the most peaceful surroundings the angry heart finds a quarrel. Even in the most quarrelsome surroundings the grateful heart finds peace.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.
The secret to doing anything is believing you can do it.
I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.
'Someone asked one of the early Zen masters to teach him a way to liberation.
The Zen master said, ‘Who binds you?’
The seeker of liberty said, ‘No one binds me.’
The Zen master said, ‘Then why seek liberation?’
Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong
Silence is golden. Words are vibrations. Thoughts are magic.
Here’s the truth: you are going to waste a lot of hours focusing on who you are not, or who you want to secretly be. But you won’t ever wake up and actually be that person. You’ve got to embrace what you bring to the table. If you don’t like what that is, have the courage to change it.