Inspiring Words

The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are.
— Chögyam Trungpa
Solitude, as I understand it, does not signify an unhappy state, but rather secret royalty, profound incommunicability yet a more or less obscure knowledge of an invulnerable singularity.
— Jean Genet
This world is like a mountain. Your echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone speaks badly about you, speak well about him. Change Your Heart to change the World.
— Shams Tabrizi
Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
— Don Miguel Ruiz
We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.
— Terence Mckenna
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
— Oscar Wilde
People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on earth is the real miracle.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
— Oscar Wilde
Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have.
— Pema Chödron
Just look at life with more playful eyes. Don’t be serious. Seriousness becomes like a blindness. Don’t pretend to be a thinker, a philosopher. Just simply be a human being. The whole world is showering its joy on you in so many ways, but you are too serious, you cannot open your heart.
— Osho
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
— John Holmes
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
— Albert Einstein
Let the world call you lazy for not running about like a frightened ghost. Just be quiet inside yourself. Don’t bother about knowing how things should be and simply begin observing without prejudice, projections or desires. Notice how life flows of its own accord. Nothing here is a chaos, but a harmony. You are already inside this flow.
— Mooji
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
— Thomas A. Edison
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
— Anaïs Nin
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect
— Mark Twain
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
— Shel Silverstein
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
— John Green
While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
— Chinua Achebe
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.
— Lao Tzu
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
— John F. Kennedy [Inaugural Address, January 20 1961]
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
— Rumi