“To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.”

– Hermann Hesse (via thecalminside)

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically…Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson. Astrophysicist (via purplebuddhaproject)

“Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”

– Ram Dass (via thecalminside)

“Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.”

– Byron Katie (via thecalminside)