eleganceeclectic:

"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place." - Lao Tzu

eleganceeclectic:

"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place." - Lao Tzu

"Somebody can be in the midst of chaos and death, but have the state of mind that is God’s, so they are "in" heaven, even if their environment doesn’t reflect that. But it also means that if you are in a pleasant environment, you can experience heaven manifest around you, thus Christ’s comments to the thief on the Cross: even this day, you shall be with me in my father’s house.

The idea of this King of Kings (king of fools, king of jews) telling this man, despite his pain and misery and soon death. The thief took these words as reassurance, that left him in a state of mind of Christ’s peace, despite the fact he was dying. So even prior to his death (not even talking about an afterlife here), he’s experiencing His Father’s house, because he believed (converted) to an ideal that was far beyond (“above”) the inconvenient (terminal) circumstances and environment …Happiness is a mental disease because it asks you to believe in that which is not possible, or present.” - my friend Cynthia’s friend Mark

"The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize." - Kabir

"The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize." - Kabir

"Your task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi
(Source: Fractal Enlightenment)

"Your task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi

(Source: Fractal Enlightenment)

"Hugs are free, hugs are good, and hugs are always magical." - Ducky, my roommate

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." - C.S. Lewis
(Source: TobyMac’s Facebook page)

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." - C.S. Lewis

(Source: TobyMac’s Facebook page)

"Write hard and clear about hurts." - Ernest Hemingway

"Write hard and clear about hurts." - Ernest Hemingway

(Source: etsy.com, via bschuhr)

"She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure." - Steve Marabolt

"She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure." - Steve Marabolt

(Source: coypatalagsa, via bschuhr)

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars." - Khalil Gibran
(Source: Living to Read Fantasy’s Facebook page)

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars." - Khalil Gibran

(Source: Living to Read Fantasy’s Facebook page)

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin
(Source: Facebook)

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin

(Source: Facebook)