"When we see the world through our thoughts, we stop experiencing life as it really is and others as they really are. When I have a thought about you, that’s something I’ve created. I’ve turned you into an idea. In a certain sense, if I have an idea about you that I believe, I’ve degraded you. I’ve made you into something very small. This is the way of human beings, this is what we do to each other."
— Adyashanti (via thecalminside)
"Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love."
— Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
"Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via unusual-entities)
"Take delight in your inner nature, in your virtues, and in all your beautiful qualities."
— H.H. the Karmapa (via thecalminside)
"Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are."
— Allan Lokos (via thecalminside)
"When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong."
— Richard Dawkins (via whats-out-there)
"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
— ― Martha Washington (via psych-quotes)