Quotes August 04, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy, then you should sit for an hour.” 
Ancient Zen proverb
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Kahlil Gibran
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Gautama Buddha
“Changing directions in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is.”
Max Lucado
“When I see the blindness and the wretchedness of man, when I regard the whole silent universe and man without light, left to himself and, as it were, lost in this corner of the universe, without knowing who has put him there, what he has come to do, what will become of him at death, and incapable of all knowledge, I become terrified, like a man who should be carried in his sleep to a dreadful desert island and should awake without knowing where he is and without means of escape. And thereupon I wonder how people in a condition so wretched do not fall into despair. I see other persons around me of a like nature. I ask them if they are better informed than I am. They tell me that they are not. And thereupon these wretched and lost beings, having looked around them and seen some pleasing objects, have given and attached themselves to them. For my own part, I have not been able to attach myself to them, and, considering how strongly it appears that there is something else than what I see, I have examined whether this god has not left some sign of himself.”
Pensees, Blaise Pascal
“You have no friends. You have no enemies. You only have teachers.”
Ancient Proverb
The props in our spiritual drama are what trigger us the most. They may be people, situations, or even certain qualities we notice in strangers.
Allison Kate
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”
“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.”
“Alone doesn’t always mean lonely. Relationship doesn’t always mean happy. Being alone will never cause as much loneliness as being in the wrong relationship.”