Category: suffering

If you disagree with someone, make a conscious effort to step into their shoes and see the situation from their point of view. Even if you continue to disagree, you will gain some understanding.

Gyalwang Drukpa

Think of how unsettled you tend to feel after an angry outburst.

It is only by understanding suffering that we truly understand happiness.

Once you accept yourself as you are, you allow yourself to be happy. You don’t need to become anything or anyone else, just as a rose doesn’t need to become a lotus in order to be happy. A rose is already beautiful. You are wonderful just as you are.

Thich Nhat Hanh

If you really want peace of mind and success in your endeavours, discard self-importance and your ego.

Epictetus

Just breathe. You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find a solution to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever ever needs to be done.

Desire commands us to run off and get what we want. Aversion insists that we must avoid the things we don’t like. Typically, when we don’t get what we want, we are disappointed, and when we get what we don’t want, we are distressed.

Epictetus

faronmckenzie:

“No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.”

— Maya Mendoza

If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson you will continue to grow.

No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.