"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."
"Challenges are what you came for. And you are never, ever, given a challenge you cannot overcome. The purpose of life is to give you a chance to be the grandest version of the greatest vision ever you held about Who You Are. When challenges arrive, then, move straight to clarity: This is what you came for. Now rise to this occasion, and know that you have every resource with which to create the right and perfect outcome."
Neale Donald Walsch(via yogachocolatelove)
"It does no good to think in any way negatively about yourself. Not even a little good. Besides, none of those thoughts were accurate anyway. Most of them were exaggerations, and some of them were completely “made up.” So tell yourself the truth about yourself: You are wonderful."
Neale Donald Walsch (via yogachocolatelove)
"If you don’t believe in miracles, you will see none."
A.D. Williams (via yogachocolatelove)
"The basics in our practice should
be: first, to be honest and
upright; second, to be wary of
wrongdoing; and third, to be
humble within one’s heart, to be
aloof and content with little. If
we are content with little in
regards to speech and in all other
things, we will see ourselves, we
won’t be distracted. The mind
will have a foundation of virtue,
concentration, and wisdom."
Ajahn Chah (via yogachocolatelove)