"I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it."
— Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover (via fanoos-am)
(Source: stephanericherthanyou, via thedrunkenpiano)
"We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there’s conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace.
The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you’re living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.
The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter."
— Alberto Villoldo (via elige)
(Source: belovedlotus, via maypoet)
"There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it."
— Gustave Flaubert (via misswallflower)
"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
— (Marcus Aurelius)
(Source: trusimplicity, via dreams-of-utopia)
It does not make sense to feel hatred for ignorance. It neither helps the ignorance nor alleviates the suffering; it only compounds harm with more harm.
What helps ignorance is bringing wisdom and compassion to bear on the situation…Compassion feels the suffering caused by ignorance, and wisdom understands what to do.
Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom
"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed."
— Dalai Lama (via yogachocolatelove)
"Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes."
— Jack Kornfield (via lazyyogi)