The Happiness Makeover by M.J. Ryan
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
We are put on earth for a little space that we may learn to bear the beams of love.
Every day give yourself a good mental shampoo.
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
Excellence doesn’t require perfection.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The decision to be happy is really the decision to stop being unhappy.
Barry Neil Kaufman
God is the breath inside the breath.
Do you have the patience to wait
‘til your mind settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
‘til the right action arises by itself?
The heavy is the root of the light.
The unmoved is the source of all movement.
“... in the end it’s the mountain that will decide who will climb it.”
Everest climb leader
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and sense in which he [or she] has attained liberation from the self.
The attainment of wholeness requires one to stake one’s whole being. Nothing less will do. There can be no easier conditions, no substitutes, no compromises.
My religion is kindness.
The Dalai Lama
The birds have vanished into the sky
and now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together the mountain and me
until only the mountain remains.
The Master sees things as they are
without trying to control them.
She [or he] lets them go their own way
and resides at the center of the circle.
A student once said “When I was a Buddhist it drove my parents and friends crazy, but when I am a buddha nobody is upset at all.”
Suggested exercise: Sit with dignity for 30 seconds. Note how you feel. Try standing with dignity. Where are your shoulders? How is your spine? Your head? What would it mean to walk with dignity?