If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.
Man is affected not by events but by the view he takes of them.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.
You are only as free as your darkest secret.
Amor vincit omnia et nos cedamus amori. Love conquers all, therefore let us yield ourselves to love.
We quickly get offended when people criticize us or gossip about us behind our backs, and understandably so. But what if we took a moment to remember all the wrong things we’ve said and done in our lives (or thought) that nobody knows about. The truth is we are a lot worse than people think. Remember this when you feel tempted to get offended, even if people are not being truthful or giving you a fair shake. What should offend us is the garbage we allow our minds to be polluted with—the same bad energy we recycle back into the world. It’s more important to have a pure heart than a pure reputation. And, at the end of the day, it’s the only thing we have control over.
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Stress makes you believe that everything has to happen now. Faith reassures you that everything will happen when the time is right.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Imagine you have $86,400 in your account and someone steals $10 from you. Will you be upset and throw all of the $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person that took your $10? Or move on and live? Move on and live, right. See, we all have 86,400 seconds every day, so don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the rest of the 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, life is bigger than that.
Hack your past with forgiveness. Hack your present with mindfulness. Hack your future with I am enough.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
You are killing yourself for a job that would replace you in a week if you dropped dead. Take care of yourself.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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Suppose you are in the desert, and you only have one glass of muddy water. You have to transform the muddy water into clear water to drink, you cannot just throw it away. So you let it settle for a while, and clear water will appear. In the same way, we have to convert anger into some kind of energy that is more constructive, because anger is you. Without anger you have nothing left. That is the work of meditation.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
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