1. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

    —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (via marcusaureliusrambles)

  2. Paradise is at your own center; unless you find it there, there is no way to enter.

    —Angelus Silesius. Priest (via purplebuddhaproject)

  3. The Master leads by emptying people’s minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they desire, and creates confusion in those who think that they know..

    —Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

  4. Most people are unhappy; and they are unhappy because there is no love in their hearts. Love will arise in your heart when you have no barrier between yourself and another, when you meet and observe people without judging them, when you just see the sailboat on the river and enjoy the beauty of it. Don’t let your prejudices cloud your observation of things as they are; just observe, and you will discover that out of this simple observation, out of this awareness of trees, of birds, of people walking, working, smiling, something happens to you inside. Without this extraordinary thing happening to you, without the arising of love in your heart, life has very little meaning.

    —Jiddu Krishnamurti (via thebigelectron)

  5. When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. When you get out of the driver’s seat, it can drive itself so much easier—it can flow in ways you never imagined. Life becomes almost magical. The illusion of the “me” is no longer in the way. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.

    —Adyashanti (via yeshecholwa)

  6. When all mental activity around who you think you are is stopped, there is a crack in the authority of perception, in the structure of the mind. I invite you to enter through that crack. Come in through that opening. When you do, the mind is no longer filled with its latest self-definition. In that moment, there is only silence. And in that silence, it is possible to recognize absolute fulfillment: the truth of who you are.

    —Gangaji (via abiding-in-peace)

  7. Try a little experiment. Close your eyes and say to yourself: “I wonder what my next thought is going to be.” Then become very alert and wait for the next thought. Be like a cat watching a mouse hole. What thought is going to come out of the mouse hole? Try it now.

    —Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)

  8. There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.

    —Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)

  9. Each mental act opens up a new dimension of actuality. In a manner of speaking, your slightest thought gives birth to worlds.

    This is not a dry metaphysical statement. It should arouse within you the strongest feelings of creativity and speculation. It is impossible for any being to be sterile, for any idea to die, or any ability to go unfulfilled

    Seth (via purplebuddhaproject)

  10. When you do not know what to do, relax and tell yourself that other portions of yourself do know; they will take over. Give yourself some rest. Remind yourself that in many ways you are a very successful person as you are. Success does not necessarily involve great intellect or great position or great wealth; it has to do with inner integrity. Remember that.

    Seth (via purplebuddhaproject)

  11. Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself. … You are actually what you are and to understand what you are, this process of comparison must come to an end. If I am always comparing myself with some saint or some teacher, some businessman, writer, poet, and all the rest, what has happened to me – what have I done? I only compare in order to gain, in order to achieve, in order to become – but when I don’t compare I am beginning to understand what I am. Beginning to understand what I am is far more fascinating, far more interesting; it goes beyond all this stupid comparison.

    —Jiddu Krishnamurti (via itsquoted)

  12. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

    —Khalil Gibran (via liberatingreality)

A finger attempting to point at the moon.