don’t give up

“Don’t give up! It’s not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.”

― Steve Maraboli (via psych-quotes)

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restore your soul

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

Alice Walker, an American author and activist

Her most famous novel, “The Color Purple”, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983.

(via citrusina)

all sacred

“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.”

Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

mountaintop

“Everybody wants to be on the mountaintop, but if you’ll remember, mountaintops are rocky and cold. There is no growth on the top of a mountain. Sure, the view is great, but what’s a view for? A view just gives us a glimpse of our next destination-our next target. But to hit that target, we must come off the mountain, go through the valley, and begin to climb the next slope. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.”

Andy Andrews