Leo Tolstoy (via thecalminside)
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
Woodcutters and fishermen know just how to
What would they do with fancy chairs and
In straw sandals and with bamboo staff, I
roam three thousand worlds,
Dwelling by the water, feasting on the wind,
year after year.
Train of the Night
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Anaïs Nin (via feellng)
We don’t have a future together. We only have right here, right now.
To the ego, that’s incredibly depressing. But to recognise the utter preciousness of this moment liberates me from the need to possess or control you. In this timelessness, we truly meet.
Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)
I urge you to please notice when you are happy.
Kurt Vonnegut (via absea)
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Alan Watts (via thecalminside)
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi (via feellng)
Let your mind be like a tightly woven net to catch emotions and feelings that come, and investigate them before you react.
Ajahn Chah (via abiding-in-peace)