"Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person."
— Gloria Steinem (via feellng)
"Whether or not your prayer is answered will depend on your faith… When water is clear, the moon is reflected. When the wind blows, the trees shake. Our minds are like the water. Faith that is weak is like muddy water, while faith that is brave is like clear water."
— Nichiren Daishonin (via mybuddhistworld)
When we are upset, it’s easy to blame others. However, the true cause of our feelings is within us.
For example, imagine yourself as a glass of water. Now, imagine past negative experiences as sediment at the bottom of your glass. Next, think of others as spoons.
When one stirs, the sediment clouds your water. It may appear that the spoon caused the water to cloud – but if there were no sediment, the water would remain clear no matter what.
The key, then, is to identify our sediment and actively work to remove it."
— Josei Toda (via littleladybunny)