We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden
“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” - Siddhartha Guatama
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (via retzam)
Physical death is a more dramatic manifestation of the dying that goes on continually throughout the day. We are perpetually facing the beginnings and endings of situations and circumstances without appreciating the emotional toll that these small births and deaths have on our lives. It can be as subtle as forgetting a thought or as common as falling asleep. Change itself is death.
Photo by MadCupcakes.
Like an archer, an arrow, the wise man steadies his trembling mind, a fickle and restless weapon.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.