The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same.

Guru Pathik (Avatar The Last Airbender)

It is not our job to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves
Like the trees, and be born again,
Drawing up from the great roots.

Robert Bly (via observando)

The key to human happiness lies within our own state of mind, and so too do the primary obstacles to that happiness.

Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

The few cross over to the far shore. The many merely run back and forth fruitlessly along the side of the stream.

The Dhammapada - Chapter 6 (The Wise), Verse 10

Translated by: Ananda Maitreya (via culturejolt)

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.

Rumi (via thecalminside)

Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty.’ It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism.’ It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.

Bobbe Sommer (via observando)

The Fallacy of Worry about the Future

panatmansam:

There is an old story about a guy on the streets of New York City selling tiger prevention rocks. A tourist came up to him and asked “do they work” and the salesman said “of course they do, you don’t see any tigers around here do you?”

Human beings have a strange tendency to think that worry…