The whole journey of renunciation, or starting to say yes to life, is first of all realizing that you’ve come up against your edge, that everything in you is saying no, and then at that point, softening. This is yet another opportunity to develop loving-kindness of yourself, which results in playfulness–learning to play like a raven in the wind.
If you want new results, get a new mindset!
Every person has his secret; in reverie, unbeknown to others, he finds peace, freedom, sorrow and love.
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies-loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt-every time they come around.
Look at the language. If a scientist delivers the simple, unconditional, absolutely certain statements that politicians and journalists want, he is talking as an activist, not a scientist.
Most successful people move from fear to failure; to faith and then to fruitfulness. That’s the trend.
I watched the sky as it turned from silver to grey to the colour of rain. Even the clouds tried to look the other way.
Given the dark fears we feel when we experience loss, nothing is more generous and loving than the willingness to embrace grief in order to forgive. To be forgiven is to be loved.
I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me was about to happen to me.
and fear was the strongest force on earth.