You’ll never see the beauty in a chaotic world if all you’re doing is looking at the disasters instead of the sprouting flowers underneath the falling tree.
Quang Trí, BuddhaJourney.net (via buddhajourney)
A thought is harmless until we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering.
Byron Katie (via psychonautical)
These two feelings, this knowledge of a world so awful, this sense of a life so extraordinary — how am I to resolve them?
Richard Flanagan, Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (with thanks to whiskey river)