When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
As you slowly discover your intolerance, your criticalness, your refusal to accept others for what they are, you can automatically know that you do exactly the same with yourself.
Until at last the strength I longed for came to me, and steered me through the Java Sea.
All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
Although he cannot command the conditions to which he awakens from the sleep of birth, he is nevertheless the master of his fate, for he can manipulate those conditions in such a way that they shall bear him whither so ever he will, just as a ship can tack against a head-wind; and the worse the conditions, the stronger the wind and the swifter his progress.
I have never been contained except when I made the prison.
When searching for something that is lost, one first finds the places where it is not.
I don't hate my enemies. After all, I made 'em.
We are all Vibrational Beings. You're like a receiving mechanism that when you set your tuner to the station, you're going to hear what's playing. Whatever you are focused upon is the way you set your tuner, and when you focus there for as little as 17 seconds, you activate that vibration within you. Once you activate a vibration within you, Law of Attraction begins responding to that vibration, and you're off and running--whether it's something wanted or unwanted.
Simple ain't easy.
Not all those that wander are lost.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Do not be too quick to assume your enemy is a savage just because he is your enemy. Perhaps he is your enemy because he thinks you are a savage. Or perhaps he is afraid of you because he feels that you are afraid of him. And perhaps if he believed you are capable of loving him he would no longer
be your enemy.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Willem Van Gogh
We either make ourselves happy or we make ourselves miserable. The amount of work is the same.
Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart. And there’s such a feeling and experience of adventure. It’s like a trumpet call to a great adventure. In all great adventures there comes a time when the little band of heroes feels totally outnumbered and bleak, like Frodo in Lord of the Rings or Pilgrim in Pilgrim’s Progress. You learn to say, “It looks bleak. Big deal, it looks bleak.”
To seek God is the most glorious and gratifying of all activities. To find God is perforce a slow and gradual process. To seek and to find God means liberation; it means freedom from your inner chains. In order to find God, you must go, as we say, "on the path.”
Fortes fortuna juvat (Fortune favors the brave).
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive
because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of the man at that time.
Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.
M. F. K. Fisher
Shame is that intrinsic meter of our own heart to tell us that we have failed to follow our own moral compass.
What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go in vertically.
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it’s like to be a child.
But I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir
There’s not a human being alive who doesn’t want—in any conversation, encounter, experience with another human being—to feel like they matter. And you can resolve any issue if you could just get to what it is that they want—they want to be heard. And they want to know that what they said to you meant something. Most people go their entire lives and nobody ever really wants the answer to, ‘How are you? Tell me about yourself.’