"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth"
Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently."
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)
The emotionally unavailable person. I made this mistake.
"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
, an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking she based it on.
"It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive."
Pema Chodron (via thecalminside)
Everybody has their own idea about what brings quality to life. Quality is generally seen as positive. Products are graded as high and low quality. When you see your life as a product, you may think that you can achieve a high quality of life if you do things a certain way and a…
"Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as ‘them’ but ‘us’."
Dalai Lama (via the-starpilot-has-landed)