Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
“If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others.”—Mohammad Zeyara (via coyotegold)
“When someone tells you, “I love you,” and then you feel, “Oh, I must be worthy after all,” that’s an illusion. That’s not true. Or someone says, “I hate you,” and you think, “Oh, God, I knew it; I’m not very worthy,” that’s not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, “I love you,” he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, “I hate you,” she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views—literally.”—Adyashanti (via princesskant)
“We’re gonna meet a lot of pretty people in our lives, and it would be easy to view them as ‘out of my league’ but actually, if what they do best is look pretty then that’s fine, but the best football player in the world wouldn’t play a game of golf with tiger woods, we’ve got to do what we do best, I’m absolutely hilarious and you’re super humanly kind, so let’s go searching for other world champions in different sports and not believe they’re out of our league, because hell yeah they’re in a different league all together, but that doesn’t make them any better.”—My best friend. (via just-another-thespian)