You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.
— Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)
To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is simply not to allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future.
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
You wanna know what living life to the fullest actually is? It’s waking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. It’s knowing you always deserve to laugh. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. It’s doing what you want to, no matter how stupid you look. It’s about being yourself, ‘cause no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong.
— Unknown (via penn-ylane)
Our joys and sorrows are conditions of consciousness; they are not physical. It is not the body that is happy or sorry, but it is the mind, charged with consciousness, that undergoes these experiences.
— Swami Krishnananda In “The Study and Practice of Yoga” (via fabien-euskadi)
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
— Jean Paul Sartre (via suspend3danimation)
Labels bias our perceptions, thinking, and behavior. A label or story can either separate us from, or connect us to, nature. For our health and happiness, we must critically evaluate our labels and stories by their effects.
— Michael J. Cohen (via psych-quotes)
In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.
— Haruki Murakami (via psych-quotes)