We never see ourselves as others see us.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.