Peace Within

“The most important factor in main-taining peace within oneself, in the face of any difficulty, is one’s mental attitude. If it is distorted by such feelings as anger, attachment, or jealousy, then even the most comfortable environment will bring one no peace. On the other hand, if one’s attitude is generally calm and gentle, then even a hostile environment will have little effect on one’s own inner peace. Since the basic source of peace and happiness is one’s own mental attitude, it is worthwhile adopting means to develop it in a positive way.”  —H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama



Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. - Helen Keller



Mighty warriors

"The Bodhisattva is like the mightiest of warriors; But her enemies are not common foes of flesh and bone. His fight is with the inner delusions, the afflictions of self-cherishing and ego grasping, those most terrible of demons that catch living beings in the snares of confusion and cause them forever to wander in pain, frustration and sorrow. Her mission is to harm ignorance and delusion, never living beings. These he looks upon with kindness, patience, an empathy, cherishing them like a mother cherishes her only child. She is the real hero, calmly facing any hardship in order to bring peace, happiness and liberation to the world." --The Thirteenth Dalai Lama from his "Discourses"



“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.”
- Ana├»s Nin 




"We need to smile to our sorrow because we are more than our sorrow." -Thich Nat Hahn