"The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set."
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. (via conscium)
Love is so powerful and so strange, it happens in such mysterious ways
It’s truly beautiful, but baffling at the same time
"A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it."
- TheDailyPositive.com (via thedailypozitive)
"Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors."
- Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe (via feellng)