There are those who discover they can leave behind destructive reactions and become patient as the earth, unmoved by fires of anger or fear, unshaken as a pillar, unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool.
"The Dhammapada" the collected sayings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. (via merryprankster)
Don’t ever use someone’s past against them. You’re just reminding them of the mistakes they made back then. If you watch their facial expression carefully, then you’ll see the hurt in their eyes as they reminisce everything that happened. Never use emotion as a weapon. It strikes deeper than you can imagine.
To the dumb question ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?
Christopher Hitchens (via blackestdespondency)
It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.
Alan Watts (via psych-facts)
A thought is harmless until we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering.
Byron Katie (via psychonautical)