Abba Poemen said: There is one sort of person who seems to be silent, but…
Abba Xanthias said, “A dog is better than I am because it also has love,…
Knowledge is the lowest form of learning. Empathy is the highest form of learning. Bill…
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of…
Material progress doesn’t make us happier. If it did, the ancients must have been a…
The lion does not say to the rabbit with a broken leg, “I will come…
Never do anything that will cause you to respect yourself less. Creator Villa
The greatest thing anyone can build is a strong social network. Creator Villa
Don’t say something permanently hurtful because you are temporarily upset. Wisdom of the Internet
The word of the day is “radical acceptance.” Radical acceptance is the conscious decision to…
Most people take for granted that “Love is all you need.” But when it boils…
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets inside them. Moral of the story, don’t let what is happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.
Watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Watch your words, for they become your actions. Watch your actions, for they become your habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. What your chatacter for it becomes your destiny.
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
Often what we need to move forward in life isn’t a new or complex discovery,…
A person who feels appreciated, will always do more than is expected.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
Do you have the patience to wait ’till your mud settles and the water is…
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Compassion does not need any special preparation, place or time. You can start it anywhere and anytime. Try it at home, work, school —or anywhere! The more you cultivate compassion the more will be your fulfillment, resilience, patience, grit, endurance and equanimity.
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
It is often said that everything happens for a reason, but you must embrace the perspective that it’s never a reason that is predetermined or out of your control. It is always your responsibility to choose the most empowering reasons for the occurrences of your life.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Happiness is impermanent, like everything else. In order for happiness to be extended and renewed, you have to learn how to feed your happiness. Nothing can survive without food, including happiness; your happiness can die if you don’t know how to nourish it. If you cut a flower but you don’t put it in some water, the flower will wilt in a few hours. Even if happiness is already manifesting, we have to continue to nourish it.
If we can model the ability to embody nonfear and nonattachment, it is more precious than any money or material wealth. Fear spoils our lives and makes us miserable. We cling to objects and people, like a drowning person clings to any object that floats by. By practicing nonattachment and sharing this wisdom with others, we give the gift of nonfear. Everything is impermanent. This moment passes. The object of our craving walks away, but we can know happiness is always possible.
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.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Discipline is between choosing what you want now and what you want MOST. Impulse is the enemy of success.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so that it serves the crab for meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at the mercy of the listener.
There are very few men—and they are the exceptions—who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
Work expands so as to fill up the time available for its completion.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
1) Only focus on the things that you have total control over like your effort and your attitude. 2) Do what you love for a living and attack it each day with joy and enthusiasm. 3) Dream big and ignore the naysayers. 4) Be relentless and never give up on your dreams. 5) Choose faith over fear.
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
I find that most of wake up day, not because we genuinely ‘want’ to, but because we have to. We have to be somewhere, do something, answer to or take care of someone. But when you shift your intention and create a genuine desire – event enthusiasm – for waking up in the morning, your entire life changes.
How we start our day determines how we create our life. Are you snoozing through your morning… snoozing through your life… and snoozing through your unlimited potential… Or are YOU committed to waking up each day with passion, purpose, and a plan so you can create the life you truly want and deserve?
The old saying, “You snooze, you lose,” may have a much deeper meaning than any of us realizes. When you delay waking up until you have to–meaning you wait until the last possible moment to get out of bed and start your day–consider that what you’re actually doing is resisting your life. Every time you hit the snooze button, you’re in a state of resistance to your day, to you life, and to waking up and creating the life you say you want… It’s as if you’re saying, I don’t want to live my life, at least not to the fullest.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention