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Right is not right. If right were really right, it would differ so clearly from not right that there would be no need for argument.

—Chuang Tzu

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

—Sri Ramana Maharshi

Don’t try to understand! It is enough if you do not misunderstand.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

We are all too often told by someone that we are too old, too young, too different, too much the same, and those comments can be devastating.

—Sharon Salzberg (via lazyyogi)

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When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?

—Thich Nhat Hanh

A thousand-mile journey begins at your feet
but to act is to fail
to control is to lose

—Tao Te Ching

I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.

—Bjork. Singer, songwriter, producer (via deep-nature)

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I could have been a sailor, could have been a cook
A real live lover, could have been a book.
I could have been a signpost, could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle, steady as a rock.

—Nick Drake, “One of These Things First”

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

—Rumi