"Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvellously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
"Look back over your life at the key turning-point moments when you were involved in some kind of a peak experience and being pulled in a new direction. Think about your soul and what it truly means to be motivated by your inner thoughts, rather than using some artificial external barometer as your life’s guide. Promotions are nice; salary increases are of course welcomed; a gold watch is a fine symbol of a long and devoted life; a grade on a transcript, a trophy, and so many more are all external indexes. They do not soothe or satisfy your soul. Your soul is not finite - it has no form - no beginning or end. It needs to expand - to grow, to avoid being labeled or compartmentalized."
— Dr Wayne Dyer (via purplebuddhaproject)
(Source: liquid-diamonds-flowing, via purplebuddhaproject)