Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
naval officer and explorer
There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside yourself.
When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.
Love weaves itself from hundreds of threads.
We have to drop our creative, competitive hostilities and form the kind of cooperative that the whole Earth is already. Humans have to create our cooperative within Nature.
If it’s wild to your own heart, protect it. Preserve it. Love it.
“We are used to thinking of thinking as a good thing, as that which makes us human. It can be quite a revelation to discover that so much of our thinking appears to be boring, repetitive, and pointless while keeping us isolated and cut off from the feelings of connection that we most value.”
“Body love is more than acceptance of self or the acceptance of the body. Body love is about self-worth in general. It’s more than our physical appearance.”
“Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward—your destiny—are here and now.”
Dag Hammarskjold, Markings
“The death of Guillaume Apollinaire at this time made a very serious difference to all his friends apart from their sorrow at his death. It was the moment just after the war when many things had changed and people naturally fell apart. Guillaume would have been a bond of union, he always had a quality of keeping people together, and now that he was gone everybody ceased to be friends.”
Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
“Early in his career, artist Alberto Giacometti moved into a Paris studio that measured only about sixteen feet square. He didn’t expect this to be a permanent situation, but he stayed for the next thirty-eight years. ‘The longer I stayed,’ he said, ‘the larger it grew.’”
Alberto Giacometti, Giacometti: A Biography
“If someone asked me what my idea of luxury is, I think my answer would be: flowers in the house all year around.”
May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep
“There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind.”