Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.
Even when life challenges us, it’s a gift beyond all measure.
Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.
Start with a small step and don’t give up.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
You can’t be neutral on a moving train.
Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
Which drop of water constituting an ocean is unimportant?
We are dependent on each other. Therefore, replenishing the soil, replenishing society and being part of one continuum — that is the new story.
Return to the most human, nothing less
Will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart,
The angry mind: and from the ultimate duress,
Pierced with the breath of anguish, speak for love.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama XIV
Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck