There are still many more days of failure ahead, whole seasons of failure, things will go terribly wrong, you will have huge disappointments, but you have to prepare for that, you have to expect it and be resolute and follow your own path.
—Anton Chekhov (via childrenofthetao)
No longer conscious of my movement,
I discovered a new unity with nature.
I had found a new source of power and beauty,
A source I never dreamt existed.
—Roger Bannister, Olympic athelete on breaking the 4 minute mile
Think of all the people for who you have felt less than love. Look at their souls and surround them with light, with love and peace at this moment. And then send the light of love and peace out to people who are ill, who are lonely, who are afraid, who have lost their way.
—Ram Dass - Grist for the Mill (guided meditation excerpt)