All emotions are impermanent. Your happiness will not last. So enjoy it now, dance, be laugh like a fool, laugh like a sage, because one day you will be sad. And your sadness will not last, so be sad. Cry if you must. But know that you will be happy again. All things in life are subject to change, that is why it is so important to live in the now.

"You can not get out of now. And you never will!" - Alan W. Watts.

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)

guilt.

bearjewnation:

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

-alan watts

30 Buddhist Proverbs

cat-faced-nimrod:

Oh look I made a list of some of my favorite Buddhist proverbs and quotes.
Why?
Because I have no life, obviously.

"Be the teacher of your heart: do not allow your heart to become your teacher." -Buddhist Proverb

"Even a devil, when you become accustomed to the sight of him, may prove a…

wayward-naiad:

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.- Lao Tzu

wayward-naiad:

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

- Lao Tzu