Yoga Teacher, Amateur Cyclist, and Clergy
“I will spend more time with myself in this lifetime than anyone else. Let me learn to be the kind of person I would like to have as a friend.”
“Only the shallow man loses responsiveness to the woes of others’ lives, as he sinks into narrow suffering of his own. The one who practices a scalpel self-dissection will know an expansion of universal pity. Release is given him from the deafening demands of his ego. The love of God flowers on such soil. The creature finally turns to his Creator, if for no other reason than to ask in anguish: ‘Why, Lord, why?’ By ignoble whips of pain, man is driven at last into the Infinite Presence, whose beauty alone should lure him.”
I don't approve of a relationship my best-friend has with her boyfriend. Though, I do not approve, I love her dearly and want to show my support and let her know that she can still confide in me. I need words of encouragement to put on a bold face when I am with them, do you know any quotes that may lift my spirits?
“When you encounter suffering that you can’t stop no matter how hard you try, you need equanimity to avoid creating additional suffering and to channel your energies to areas where you can be of help. In this way, equanimity isn’t cold hearted or indifferent. It simply makes your goodwill more focused and effective.”
“Whatever grounds there are for making merit productive of a future birth, all these do not equal a sixteeneth part of the liberation of mind by loving-kindness. The liberation of mind by loving-kindness surpasses them and shines forth, bright and brilliant.”
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”