"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via dopatonin)
(Source: observando, via alicesthirdeye)
"Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now."
- Eckhart Tolle (via occult101)
"The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself."
- Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)
"You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn (via purplebuddhaproject)
"To know that the known cannot be me nor mine, is liberation. Freedom from self-identification with a set of memories and habits, the state of wonder at the infinite reaches of the being, its inexhaustible creativity and total transcendence, the absolute fearlessness born from the realization of the illusoriness and transiency of every mode of consciousness - flow from a deep and inexhaustible source. To know the source as source and appearance as appearance, and oneself as the source only is self-realization."
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
"We all have the seeds of love in us.We can develop this wonderful source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not expect anything in return."
- THICH NHAT HANH (via purplebuddhaproject)