"Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you."
— Ali ibn abi Talib (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"Don’t walk too far away from the child within you, and never abandon the sense of wonder that magnifies the smallest of things into mountains of joy. for one day, when you lose sight of happiness, that child within can guide you back to the things that once nourished your heart."
— Dodinsky (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"None of us can take back what we’ve done in the past, the most meaningful apology is how you live the rest of your life."
— Penny Beernsten (via anandashanti)
(Source: liberatingreality, via panatmansam)
"At some point, we need to stop identifying with our weaknesses and shift our allegiance to our basic goodness. It’s highly beneficial to understand that our limitations are not absolute and monolithic, but relative and removable."
— Pema Chödrön (via panatmansam)
(Source: yoga9vipassana, via panatmansam)
"You cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it."
— Audre Lorde (via creatingaquietmind)
"Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender."
— Eckhart Tolle (via inthe-blue)
(Source: sincerelyorenda, via panatmansam)
"It is a law of our subject, proven time and time again, that where the orthodoxies of the world go apart, the mystic way unites. The orthodoxies are concerned primarily with the maintenance of a certain social order, within the pale of which the individual is to function; in the interest of which a certain “system of sentiments” must be instilled into every member; and in defense of which all deviants are to be, one way or another, either reformed, deformed, or liquidated. The mystic way, on the other hand, plunges within, to those nerve centers that are in all members of the human race alike, and are at once the well springs and ultimate receptacles of life and all experiences of life."
— Joseph Campbell (via tectusregis)
(Source: astranemus, via panatmansam)