"I am powerless while I have to do or say what I do not mean."
— Lewis Thompson, Fathomless Heart
"Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else."
"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
"Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found."
— Pema Chodren
In my mind
"It’s so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it."
— Robert M Persig
"Spring has its hundred flowers,
Autumn has its many moons.
Summer has cool winds, Winter has snow.
If useless thoughts do not cloud your mind.
Each day is the best of your life."
— Wu Men Hui Kal (1183-1260)
"The farther you enter the truth, the deeper it is."
"Your arrows do not carry," observed the Master, "because they do not reach far enough spiritually."
— Eugen Herrigel, Zen and the Art of Archery
"Find the eternal object of your quest
within your soul"
— Yaajur Veda
many times I have thought
understand but seldom do I
"[People] measure their esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is … Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?"