“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
“Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.”
William James, The Principles of Psychology
“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.”
If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes — as long as one knew where to look for it.
“Nothing is more becoming to the mind than its own natural manner; from this proceeds its ease, its grace, and all its powers, whether real or apparent. All constraint injures it to force its springs, destroys it. We all carry about us indices of our destiny; these must not be effaced, but watched, if our career is not to be a miserable failure.”