Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see.
Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.
The question is whether or not we are in touch with it.
We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us.
Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive –to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time.
This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.
No artist is pleased.
There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
~ Martha Graham
Acceptance is not love.
You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,
but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.
~ Albert Ellis