We could learn to stop when the sun goes down and when the sun comes up. We could learn to listen to the wind; we could learn to notice that it’s raining or snowing or hailing or calm. We could reconnect with the weather that is ourselves, and we could realize that it’s sad. The sadder it is, and the vaster it is, the more our heart opens. We can stop thinking that good practice is when it’s smooth and calm, and bad practice is when it’s rough and dark. If we can hold it all in our hearts, then we can make a proper cup of tea.
~ Pema Chodron
Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
~ African Proverb
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
~ Lao Tzu
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
~ Henry David Thoreau