If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that - and there is nothing wrong with you at all.
Truth is singular. It’s versions are mistruths.
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you.
Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.
Lao Tzu has said, “Seek and you will miss. Do not seek and you will find.”
Now, this is one of the most significant statements ever made.
In the very seeking you have missed.
If you seek, you have taken a wrong standpoint.
In the very seeking you have accepted one thing —
that you don’t have that which you seek.
That is where the fault lies.
You have it; you already have it.
The moment you start searching for something,
you will become neurotic, because you cannot find it -
there is nowhere to look, because it is already there.
It is like a man who is searching for his glasses.
His glasses are already on his eyes, on his nose,
and he is looking through those glasses
and searching! Now he will never find them,
unless he remembers that all search is futile, unless he remembers,
“If I can see, then my glasses must be already there in front of my eyes,
otherwise how could I see?”
In our very seeing, the truth is hidden.
In our very search, the treasure is hidden.
The seeker is the sought—that is the problem,
the only problem that human beings have been trying to solve and
about which they have been growing more and more puzzled.
The sanest attitude is that of Lao Tzu. He says,
“Stop searching and be.” Just be,
and you will be surprised: You will find it!