There are no valid reasons whatsoever for thinking that we are more important than others. For Buddhas, who have unmistaken minds and see things exactly as they are, all beings are equally important
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso ~ 8 Steps to Happiness (via self-assassin)
Many of us don’t like learning lessons about ourselves and we don’t like to be wrong, or to acknowledge a part of ourselves that is flawed. This is why our lessons keep coming back over and over again.
Belinda Anderson  (via elige)
I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray  (via undeadlife)
Self importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it—what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.
Carlos Castaneda (via lazyyogi)
Whatever you hate will always be with you.
C. JoyBell C. (via yoga9vipassana)
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.
Eckhart Tolle (via shaktilover)
Chaos is another name for Opportunity.
I-Ching (via stardust-seedling)
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
Hafiz (via lazyyogi)
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Rumi (via meditationsinwonderland)