easternmusings:

"People have plenty of reasons to be angry. We have to acknowledge this. We are angry. But blaming the other doesn’t solve anything." - Pema Chodron

easternmusings:

"People have plenty of reasons to be angry. We have to acknowledge this. We are angry. But blaming the other doesn’t solve anything." - Pema Chodron

"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace."
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden (via observando)

(via abstractmodernart)

"In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end."
- Adyashanti  (via mandolinaes)

(Source: liberatingreality, via mandolinaes)

"The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation."
- Monica Drake, Clown Girl (via larmoyante)