that first bite off the tree

Don’t struggle against the content of your consciousness. Struggle just leads to more struggle. You can’t stop your mind. You need not stop your feelings. Don’t make it a battleground. Accept everything that is happening at that moment.


there’s nothing left when the heart wearies….

inquiry for today~ what is most clear?

frightened no more into knowing

To be beautiful means to be yourself.You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower.

If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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