Archive for July, 2012

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Quotes

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Quotes

Your nature is truth, and when you oppose it, you don’t feel like yourself. Stress never feels as natural as peace does.

― Byron Katie

Posted: July 2, 2012 in Quotes

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To cry is to risk appearing sentimental and soft,
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To show up and expose feelings is to risk exposing your inherent self,
To place ideas, your dreams, your desires before people Is to risk their loss,
To love is to risk you might not be loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To show strength is to risk showing weakness,
To do is to risk failure,

The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing,
The person who risks nothing get’s nothing, has nothing.
He may avoid suffering, pain, sorrow,
But he does not learn, he does not grow, he does not live, he does not love.
He has sold, forfeited freedom, integrity.
He is slave, chained by safety, locked away by fear,
Because only a person who is willing to risk,
Not knowing the result,
Is free.