"Never have anything to do with likes and dislikes. The absence of what one likes is painful, as is the presence of what one dislikes. Therefore don’t take a liking to anything. To lose what one likes is hard, but there are no bonds for those who have no likes and dislikes. From preference arises sorrow, from preference arises fear, but he who is freed from preference has no sorrow and certainly no fear."
Buddha (via thecalminside)
"The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other."
Ma-Tsu (via thecalminside)
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."
Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)
"Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."
Mother Teresa (via thecalminside)
"I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up."
Shane Koyczan (via breathemystardust)
"The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you."
Elkhart Tolle (via thecalminside)
"If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue."
Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

I'd rather be a forest than a street by (Sarah Elizabeth Altendorf)
"I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become."
Carl Jung (via thecalminside)