‘Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit’

Suffering

‘The root of suffering is attachment’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘The mind, when unguarded leads to great harm’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘Pain is certain, suffering is optional’

Haruki Murakami

‘Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do’

Steven Levine

‘You can’t force yourself to heal. Sometimes you have to sit with your suffering and your pain to overcome it’

Anonymous

‘It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience’

Julius Caesar

‘The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy’

Thich Nhat Hanh


Healing

‘Knowing your own mind is the solution to all your problems’

Lama Yeshe

‘What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now’

Siddhartha Gautama

‘If good happens, good. If bad happens, good’

Lao Tsu

‘Rule your mind with serenity, rather than with force and manipulation’

Lao Tsu

‘The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen’

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power’

Anonymous

‘The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong’

Mahatma Ghandi

‘If you do not shut off the mind, it will be like stirring up the waves, then looking for the reflection of the moon’

Hung Ying Ming

 ‘You should sit and meditate for 20 mins every day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour’

Zen Proverb

‘People think that meditation is some kind of trance. But it’s the opposite. Its waking up from the trance of distraction

Unknown

 ‘A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done’

Ram Dass

 ‘The measure of intelligence is the ability to change’

Albert Einstein

‘Awareness is the greatest agent for change’

Huang Po


Life

‘If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in?’

Zig Ziglar

‘There is nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be’

John Lennon

‘It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it’

Lou Holtz

‘Pain is not a punishment, pleasure is not a reward’

Pema Chodron

‘Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out’

Gordon B. Hinkley

‘Every next level of your life will demand a different you’

Leonardo DiCaprio

‘The foolish reject what they see. The wise reject what they think’

Huang Po

‘People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for’

Harper Lee

‘The older you get, the more you learn to see what you’ve been taught to see. When you’re a kid, you see what’s there’

Stephen Wright

‘All your beliefs, they’re just that. They’re nothing. They’re how you were taught and raised. That doesn’t make ’em real’

Bill Hicks

‘Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth’

Alan Watts

‘Adding more to your life won’t make you happy. More baggage doesn’t improve the trip’

Unknown

‘Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!’

Ram Dass

‘If for a while the harder you try the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived’

Jeffrey R. Holland

‘If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession’

Lao Tsu

‘We’re all just walking each other home’

Ram Dass

‘Treat everyone you meet like God in drag’

Ram Dass

‘Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows’

Jack Kornfield

‘Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in’

Isaac Asimov

‘To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat’

Osho

‘The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle’

Jack Kornfield

‘Even Socrates, who lived a very simple and frugal life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he said “I like to go and see all the things I am happy without”’

Jack Kornfield

‘Relax. Nothing is under control’

Adi Da

‘Become comfortable with not knowing’

Eckhart Tolle


Wisdom

‘Let go, or be dragged’

Zen Proverb

‘People sleep, and when the die they wake’

Muhammad

‘When you get there, there isn’t any there’

Gertrude Stein

‘To understand nothing takes time’

Zen Proverb

‘To understand everything is to forgive everything’

Osho

‘To be calm is the highest achievement of the self’

Yogi Bhajan

‘Unremarkable days are mirrors for the self’

Anonymous

‘One gains by losing and loses by gaining’

Lao Tsu

‘You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather’

Pema Chodron

‘All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind’

Eckhart Tolle

‘When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man’

Zen Proverb

‘Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything’

George Bernard Shaw

‘He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have’

Socrates

‘Any experience of reality is indescribable!’

R.D. Laing

‘Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you’

Aldous Huxley

‘To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves’

Dogen

‘Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom’

Bodhidharma

‘Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness’

Chuang Tzu


Divinity

 ‘When we devote all of our actions to a spiritual goal, everything that we do becomes a prayer’

Muhammad Ali

‘My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there’

Rumi

‘All actions are witnessed. All prayers are real’

Anonymous

‘Have patience, God isn’t finished yet’

Philippians, 1:16

‘Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God’

Muhammad Ali

‘Religion is belief in someone else’s experience.  Spirituality is having your own experience’

Deepak Chopra

‘If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all’

Yogi Bhajan

‘To need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach to divinity’

Socrates

‘You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself’

Swami Vivekananda

‘The ultimate purpose of our life is to rejoin God in conscious participation of divinity’

Edgar Cayce


Humanity

 ’If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito’

Dalai Lama XIV

‘One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world’

Unknown

‘Give, even if you only have a little’

Dhammapada, v.224

‘It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other’

Aldous Huxley


Laughter

‘The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up’

Albert Einstein

‘Today a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather’

Bill Hicks

‘I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades’

Demetri Martin

‘Consciousness: That annoying time between naps’

Stephen Wright

‘First the doctor told me the good news. I was going to have a disease named after me!’

Steve Martin

‘From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it’

Groucho Marx

‘I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one’

Stephen Wright

‘Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way’

Steve Martin


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