Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.
You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
Knowing that the other person is angry,
one who remains mindful and calm
acts for one’s own best interest
and for the other’s interest, too.
You don’t need to be the enlightened guru or the spiritual warrior. You don’t need to be the peaceful one, the awakened one, the strong one, the highly evolved one, the one immune to suffering. All are limitations on your nature.
Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.
Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
I do not believe in a personal God, let alone a Christian God.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck. Nobel Laureate in Physics (1931)