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Thought of the Moment

Being True to Yourself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Parenting

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

- Marian Wright Edelman

 

Suffering

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Freedom

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice. No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take...

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

My True Belongings

My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Karma

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

- Wayne Dyer

 

Happiness

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

- Mark Twain

 

Two Wings

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly - not one.

- Rumi

 

Enlightenment

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.

- Zen Proverb

 

To Travel

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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