Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
You are an explorer, and you represent our species. The greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
A woman is an ocean.
You cannot catch her with a fist,
or fit her into a perfectly shaped bottle;
and try as you might, a six-yard silk dress
will never be enough to fit all of her flesh.
Between her horizon and her feet,
there is not a frame on earth
that can capture her beauty.
Many foolish men have lost
themselves on her sands,
unwary of the moon and her waves
that carry many more ships ashore.
We cannot empty the mind by thinking, but only by observation.
When you’re traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
Yes, in the act of observing others, you may recognise yourself.
Once you have identified with some form of negativity, you do not want to let it go, and on a deeply unconscious level, you do not want positive change. It would threaten your identity as a depressed, angry, or hard-done by person. You will then ignore, deny or sabotage the positive in your life. This is a common phenomenon.
It is also insane.
People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.
Men and women, they were beautiful and wild, all a little violent under their pleasant ways, and only a little tamed.
We must become alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then one day our solitude is overcome, and we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that is God, the indivisible.
And suddenly, we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity — for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.
He who cannot forgive others destroys a bridge over which he himself must pass.
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
I feel everything at once.
I feel nothing at all.
I don’t know what’s worse;
Drowning beneath the waves
Or dying from the thirst.
Encourage yourself. Don’t speak defeat over your life.