To measure the quality of your life, simply do nothing, and see how it feels.
People devote a lot of energy to thinking about things. Whether they want to or not. Yet in the end we all just have to wait—only time can tell how events play out. The answers lie ahead.
If they are ready, they will walk through the door that you opened for them and join you in that state, If they are not, you will separate like oil and water. The light is too painful for someone who wants to remain in darkness.
As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.
The beautiful flowers are not anxious about tomorrow.
Anyone who believes that they have the ability to experience the future will pay little attention to the present.
Either stop doing what you are doing, speak to the person concerned and express fully what you feel, or drop the negativity that your mind has created around the situation.
Look inward whenever there is an issue that is happening outward.
Sometimes life sucks, and the healthiest thing you can do is admit it.
The present moment is all you ever have. There is never a time when your life is not “this moment”.
Are you always trying to get somewhere other than where you are?
Accept, then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy.
If you really want to know your mind, the body will always give you a truthful reflection, so look at the emotion or rather feel it in your body. If there is an apparent conflict between them, the thought will be the lie, the emotion will be the truth.
So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind.
Dwelling on a situation mentally without there being a true intention or possibility of taking action now, you make it part of your sense of self. Your mind creates a problem, it creates pain.
To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present.
A Buddhist monk once told me: “All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence: All that arises passes away.”
Feeling will get you closer to the truth of who you are than thinking.
Peace is not found through understanding, more striving, or more achieving. Peace is found through greater acceptance.
If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.