Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.
John Allen Paulos
The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
William S. Burroughs
Don’t call it uncertainty—call it wonder. Don’t call it insecurity—call it freedom.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and focus on what could go right.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version
The most precious gift you can give to the one you love is your true presence.
Thich Nhat Hanh
One must believe that private dilemmas are, if deeply examined, universal, and so, if expressed, have a human value beyond the private, and one must also believe in the vehicle for expressing them, in the talent.
When you understand the sense of the here and now, the misty moonlight of the scenic lakes will all enter your heart. When you break through the machinations before your eyes, the heroics of the ages will all wind up in the palm of your hand.
Think in this way of all this fleeting world: As a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; a dewdrop, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
The Diamond Sutra
It’s curious how all-important meditation becomes; there’s no end to it nor is there a beginning to it. It’s like a raindrop: in that drop are all the streams, the great rivers, the seas and the waterfalls; that drop nourishes the earth and man; without it, the earth would be a desert. Without meditation the heart becomes a desert, a wasteland.