“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”—Steve Jobs
“Their opinion means nothing to me. Who are they to me? What is their sound… their mouths to our words, our emotions, expressions, or experiences? We don’t need validation. I actually want their hands off our work. Our work is a different universe, a requiring of a different set of senses. That which they do not fully understand, is meant for them not to understand, as it is not theirs.”—Nayyirah Waheed when asked about white critics critiquing black writing; [full interview] (via africaisdonesuffering)
Your life is inherently rich on many levels, and yet your own negative thoughts and feelings can cover up that richness. The more negativity you let go of, the more goodness you allow into your experience of life.
Let go of your need to judge, your habit of fear, and your desire to take …
When something doesn't work out the way we imagine it working out or the way we thought we planned for it to work out, it does not mean it's over. It just mean there is something better in the works for us.
“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”—Krishnamurti
“Man is more miserable, more restless and unsatisfied than ever before, simply because half his nature—the spiritual—is starving for true food, and the other half—the material—is fed with bad food.”—Paul Brunton