"Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation."
Lao Tzu (via humanflower)
(Source: emotional-algebra, via self-assassin)
"Death will come regardless of whether or not we have made time for spiritual practice. Although life is short, it would not be so bad if we had plenty of time for spiritual practice, but most of our time is taken up with sleeping, working, eating, shopping, talking, and so on, leaving very little time for pure spiritual practice. Our time is easily consumed by other pursuits until suddenly we die."
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso ~ Transform Your Life (via self-assassin)