"When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
— Lao-Tzu (via paperimages)
"If you were not actively engaged in making yourself miserable, you would be happy."
— Anthony De Mello
• Beauty is in everything, everywhere, and always recreated.
• Art is a habit we should never break.
• Community awakens us to our place.
• Ecology is being aware that we coexist, living lovingly with others.
• Health is what keeps each of us living in the present and looking forward to tomorrow.
— Roy Diblik, The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
"And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment, in this presence."
— Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
"…love is a great room with a lot of doors, where we are invited to knock and come in. Though it contains all the world, the sun, moon and stars, it is so small as to be also in our hearts. It is in the hearts of those who choose to come in."
— Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter, page 51. (via nathanschock)
A friend is one to whom
one may pour out
all the contents of one’s heart,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that the gentlest of hands
will take and sift it,
keep what is worth keeping
and with a breath of kindness
blow the rest away.
"Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new."
— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (via feellng)
(Source: feellng, via tetatet)
"Those who have hate will experience the pain and grief born of hate. Anger and revenge, domineering and scolding, obstinacy and contempt are not the way. Train yourself to abandon them all."
— Majjhima Nikaya