The primary cause of unhappiness is not the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is.
~ Paramahamsa Nithyananda, from “Living Enlightenment”
~ Patanjali, the founding father of yoga
~ J. Krishnamurti, Renowned Indian philosopher
Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.
To live with a feeling of fulfillment is the greatest blessings for any human being. Only when gratitude flowers can fulfillment happen. When gratitude becomes your attitude, fulfillment becomes your nature.
Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity: be intensely yourself. Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at – just please yourself.
~ Jeff Jarvis
(Author of What Would Google Do)
I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do in the future, but I know that in the present, I know what I need to do. The plane that I am on is going to crash, so I’m jumping, and something tells me that I will find a parachute on the way down.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.