When you do not seek or need external approval, you are at your most powerful.
— Caroline Myss - Sacred Contracts (via sensationalsegue)
You have to keep up the enquiry, ‘To whom is this happening?’ all the time. If you are having trouble remind yourself, ‘This is just happening on the surface of my mind. I am not this mind or the wandering thoughts’. Then go back into enquiry ‘Who am I?’. By doing this you will penetrate deeper and deeper and become detached from the mind. This will only come about after you have made an intense effort.
— Annamalai Swami (via ashramof1)
Addiction is an effect on human unhappiness and human suffering. When people are distressed they want to soothe their distress, when people are in pain they want to soothe their pain. So the real question is not why the addiction, but why the pain?
— The House I Live In. Dir. Eugene Jarecki. (via wordsnquotes)
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
— Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum (via undersilentstars)
You have to honor whatever form the present moment takes.
— Eckhart Tolle (via whatalovelythought)
Never get your sense of worth from outside yourself, and don’t let other people determine your worth. It’s called self worth for a reason!
— Luminita Saviuc (via maksg)
Train your mind to see the good in everything.
Today we are a race that has degenerated and lives without hope, having lost touch with the vitality of the former race.
— Miguel Serrano - The Ultimate Flower (via hyperboreanrising)