"There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesnt matter which path you take. The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone else that their path is wrong."
I am starting to realize just how wrong it is for me here. It makes me angry as hell, or maybe that’s the humans way of rebelling against sadness.
"By meditating, you teach your mind how to find that beautiful quiet nook where your true self, your I-am-love self, can grow. Where the real you can be free of the tacky costume of your cheap mind-chatter. Even if it starts with two minutes a day, meditate. Train your mind to fall in love with the spaces in between."
"Death is a harsh but unavoidable truth. During a loved ones last days all that we can do is try to ease their suffering. Tell them we love them as well as showing them. Out of this experience we come to value others more. We realize that all people are both precious and fragile. If you come to think in this way, our love for others increases out of our loss. Do not fear death, for it is death that teaches us the most about life, and that lesson is love."
"We need to think about our own faults because if we are not aware of them we shall not be motivated to overcome them. It was through constantly examining their minds for faults and imperfections, and then applying great effort to abandon them, that those who are now enlightened were able to release their minds from delusions, the source of all faults. Buddha said that those who understand their own faults are wise, whereas those who are unaware of their own faults yet look for faults in others are fools."
"Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names."