The real sign of serenity is not seen so much in the face, as found in the depth and stillness of the eyes.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You just look around, look into the eyes of a child, or into the eyes of your beloved, your mother, your friend - or just feel a tree. Have you ever hugged a tree? Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know that it is not only that you have hugged the tree but that the tree also responds, the tree also hugs you. Then for the first time you will be able to know that the tree is not just the form, it is not just a certain species the botanists talk about, it is an unknown God - so green in your courtyard, so full of flowers in your courtyard, so close to you, beckoning you, calling you again and again.
One will not go wrong if one attributes extreme actions to vanity, average ones to habit, and petty ones to fear.
The reason we have two ears and only one mouth, is that we may hear more and speak less.
Live simply so that others may simply live. It's a nice idea, but our lives are more complicated and complex than ever. What can you simplify today - your desk, perhaps your thoughts, a meeting? Simple means easy. Simple means asking, Is this really necessary? Simple means keeping it short but sweet. Simple means keeping the focus of your attention on what you need to do now. Today's mantra is, lets keep it simple.
We have to acknowledge the progress we made, but understand that we still have a long way to go. That things are better, but still not good enough.
He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed.
There is a tricycle in man. He knows, he feels and acts. He has emotion, intellect and will. He must develop head, heart and hand.
Become very, very sweet. Remove even the slightest trace of anger. Whatever you think, whatever you say, consider carefully all the consequences beforehand. By performing actions knowing their consequences, success is definitely experienced.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he doesn't become a monster.