"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
— Ernest Hemingway (via psych-facts)
"Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude."
— John Chrysostom (via thecalminside)
"But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely — or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands."
— Oscar Wilde (via panatmansam)
"The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
— Mahatma Gandhi (via thecalminside)
"If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it."
— Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)
Eat food from farmers markets.
Drink good tea each morning.
Read books that make you feel.
Paint, even if you’re awful.
Write, even when you have nothing to say.
Sit in the fresh air outside.
Go on hikes.
Swim in lakes and wade in streams.
Sleep as long as you need.
Work hard at what you love.
Work hard at what you hate.
Love unconditionally and wholeheartedly.
— How to stay Happy by me (via fingertipss)
"As a beginner, knowing there is something fundamental in oneself, when one turns the light around (shifts attention from sense experience to the essence of mind) one ejects form, sound, smell, flavor, touch, and phenomena, and attains tranquility. Then, after fully accomplishing this, one does not grasp the sense data but descends among them without being blinded, letting them be, without interference."
— Sozan Honjaku (Ts’ao-shan Pen-chi)
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"Your existence is more sexy and glorious than any body can reflect. The body is like language—it will never capture the essence of the divine beauty from which you have never been apart."
— The Lazy Yogi (via lazyyogi)
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"Watch how your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you’re not comfortable in your own being. By judging, you find out where you stand in relation to other people. The judging mind is very divisive. It separates. Separation closes your heart. If you close your heart to someone, you are perpetuating your suffering and theirs."
— Ram Dass (via dasenergi)
"My path is the path of stopping, the path of enjoying the present moment. It is a path where every step brings me back to my true home. It is a path that leads nowhere. I am on my way home. I arrive at every step."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)