Remember you don’t meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you won’t find it. You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.
—Arjahn Chan (via tobiji)
I have come to drag you out of your self
and take you into my heart.
I have come to bring out the beauty
you never knew you had
…and lift you like a prayer to the sky.
If no one recognizes you, I do
because you are my life and soul.
—Rumi (via the-heart-of-the-lion)
God is not separate from the world; He is the soul of the world, and each of us contains a part of the Divine Fire. All things are parts of one single system, which is called Nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with Nature.
—Zeno of Citium (288 BCE)
Rage is a powerful energy that with diligent practice can be transformed into fierce compassion. However much we disagree with our enemies, our task is to identify with them. They too feel justified in their point of view.
—Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)