1. I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion—and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.

    — Ram Dass (via thecalminside)

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  3. Just as you wash your hands before eating, clear your mind before engaging with the world.

    — Mooji (via thecalminside)

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  4. …if you want to experience true rapture, true awe, true bone marrow humility, look at the stained-glass masterpieces produced every week by the Hubble Space Telescope and all her progeny. Learn the ineffable size and shape and scope and motion of the breathtaking and godless universe we inhabit. Spend your precious allotted time learning where you are, when you are, and what you are. (Forget the why’s; they’re unwise.)

    Look up into the Milky Way and get your bearings: you are a carbon-based life form living on a gorgeous blue rock and water-shelled planet on the outer edge of a rotating spiral of stars, surrounded by billions of similar galaxies, expanding apart at ever-increasing speed in a 13.8 billion year old explosion. You were put here through atoms, gravity, luck and evolution, not an omnipotent Creator. Behold, clarity.

    — Comment by Kevin from NYC on a New Yorks Times article reviewing Sam Harris’ ‘Waking Up’

  5. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

    — Henry David Thoreau (via panatmansam)

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  8. If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

    — Marcus Aurelius (via thecalminside)

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  10. Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

    — Henry David Thoreau (via thecalminside)

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  13. Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.

    — Cheng Yen (via thecalminside)

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