Tagged with happiness

Quote of the Day: Dalai Lama

Quote of the Day: Dalai Lama

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama Most people have been raised to believe that the pursuit of happiness lays around us in the external world – in possessions, status, wealth, lifestyle, etc. – and spend their entire lives chasing things that never truly fill that void. … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Patanjali

Quote of the Day: Patanjali

मैत्री करुणा मुदितोपेक्षाणांसुखदुःख पुण्यापुण्यविषयाणां भावनातः चित्तप्रसादनम maitrī karuṇā muditopekṣāṇāṁ sukhaduḥkhapuṇyaapuṇyaviṣayāṇāṁ bhāvanātaḥcittaprasādanam “In relation to happiness, misery, virtue and vice, by cultivating the attitudes of friendliness, compassion, gladness, and indifference respectively, the mind becomes purified and peaceful.” ~ Sage Patanjali Yoga Sutras – Four Chapters of Freedom Indeed, simply focusing on awareness and mindfulness of the … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Rumi

Quote of the Day: Rumi

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi It often takes a leap of faith of sorts to get started walking the path of the spiritual aspirant – doing what you know needs to be done without a clear idea of where it will all head quite yet. But … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: King Jr.

Quote of the Day: King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Today is the official celebratory day of a man who was assassinated to put an end to his amazing teachings and work. The concept expressed by these words is … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Breathnach

Quote of the Day: Breathnach

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Bruce Lee

Quote of the Day: Bruce Lee

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” ~ Bruce Lee When we tense up in protest against the challenges life brings our way, it is ourselves we risk hurting when the winds of change pick up and we refuse to bend – … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Vanier

Quote of the Day: Vanier

“When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration.” ~ Jean Vanier Have a lovely Wednesday, friends. xo

Quote of the Day: Thao-Duong

Quote of the Day: Thao-Duong

“Regard the world as an air-flower, Unreal. See the body as though a vision, Without basis. All things change and are not dependable. Unless you seek the path of purification You live in illusion in many lives.” ~ Thao-Duong As quoted by Wong Kiew Kit in “The Complete Book of Zen” Over the years and … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Aristotle

Quote of the Day: Aristotle

  “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle The marvelous. Many know and understand how Aristotle’s concept of the marvelous was synonymous with Buddha’s concept of Zen, with Lao Tzu’s concept of Tao, with Bodhidharma’s concept of what was later termed Qi and Prana… and with the wonder of the … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Confucius

Quote of the Day: Confucius

“They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” ~ Confucius Life is constantly changing, constantly evolving. Nothing stays as it is for long. Even our physical bodies are composed of countless atoms which flow between our bodies and our surrounding environments constantly – we are always changing our energetic and atomic … Continue reading