Don’t get stuck on the level of words. A word is no more than a means to an end. It’s an abstraction. Not unlike a signpost, it points beyond itself. The word honey isn’t honey. You can study and talk about honey for as long as you like, but you won’t really know it until you taste it. After you have tasted it, the word becomes less important to you.
Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)
Through the practices of meditation and contemplation, we can take a sympathetic, gentle, yet penetrating look at our own habits, setting the stage for us to let go of patterns and rituals that have become embedded but do not benefit ourselves and do not benefit others.
David Nichtern (via abiding-in-peace)
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex…It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein (via spenserstevens)
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thecalminside)