I hated myself
Half to death
Now watch me
— M.S. (via coffee-crinkled-pages)
Love is not a habit, a commitment, or a debt. It isn’t what romantic songs tell us it is - love simply is.
— Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)
We all can learn something
You must recognize that your real enemy, the thief who steals your happiness, is the inner thief, the one inside your mind.
— Lama Yeshe (via thecalminside)
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
— Joseph Campbell (via beherenowandzen)
SEPARATION IS FALSE
The false self is the greatest barrier (all barriers are imagined, of course) to the realization of our true identity of universal being. The false self is essentially a psychological process occurring in the mind that organizes, translates, and makes sense (or in many cases nonsense) of all incoming data from the senses.
When this psychological process mixes together with the self- reflexive movement of consciousness, it produces a sense of self. This sense of self then pervades consciousness as a sort of perfume that causes the mind to mistake what is actually a psychological process for being an actual separate entity called one’s self. This mistaken conclusion, that you are a distinct separate self, happens very early in life in a more or less automatic and unconscious way.
— Adyashanti (via oceanandwave)
Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.
— Cheri Huber (via purplebuddhaproject)
Being love, rather than taking or giving love, is the only thing that provides stability.
— Ram Dass (via immortalalien)