“To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.

The next best, the people honor and praise.

The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …

When the best leader’s work is done the people say,

We did it ourselves!”

Lao Tzu

all up to us

“It is all up to us. We are the ones who have to keep looking at our thoughts, looking for the nature of our mind. there is nobody else in control of our lives, our experiences, our freedom or our bondage.”

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (via thecalminside)


“Each mental act opens up a new dimension of actuality. In a manner of speaking, your slightest thought gives birth to worlds.
This is not a dry metaphysical statement. It should arouse within you the strongest feelings of creativity and speculation. It is impossible for any being to be sterile, for any idea to die, or any ability to go unfulfilled”