“The universe is big. Really big. Our planet is just one of eight in orbit around our sun. Which itself is hardly special, being one of about two hundred billion stars in a vast spiral. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, it’s so big, some days I find it hard to comprehend. But even the Milky Way is just a tiny drop in the cosmic ocean. Just one of one hundred billion galaxies, formed into an enormous web, stretching away in all directions.”—Stephen Hawking (via nirvikalpa)
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”—Steve Jobs (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“One day, a long time from now, you’ll cease to care any more whom you please or what anybody has to say about you. That’s when you’ll finally produce the work you’re capable of.”—J.D. Salinger (via nirvikalpa)
do you know i spent nearly all day writing? i had the good fortune to be able to clear my schedule of most everything else and spent well over 11 hours just writing, editing, printing and collating ‘my book’ into the order i feel is most appropriate. i’m not done. i probably have another dozen…
“Tears are far more beautiful than anything that you have with you, because tears come from the overflow of your being. Tears are not necessarily of sadness; sometimes they come out of great joy and sometimes they come out of great peace and sometimes they come out of ecstasy and love. In fact they have nothing to do with sadness or happiness. Anything that stirs your heart too much, anything that takes possession of you, anything that is too much, that you cannot contain and it starts overflowing - that brings tears.
Accept them with great joy, relish them, nourish them, welcome them, and through tears you will know how to pray.
Through tears you will know how to see. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing truth. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing the beauty of life and the benediction of it.”—
“Laugh and be happy. Do not associate yourself with any of the troubles that may be going on around you, for they are not part of you. Go through the day like this, in all that you do, and feel the omnipresent God manifesting Himself everywhere. God is love, love is God, and love is the only way to God.”—Sathya Sai Baba (via daytripped)
“My primary relationship is with myself – all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am committed to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment.”—Shakti Gawain, Reflections in the Light (via nirvikalpa)