“Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.”
“He who knows that this body is like froth,
and has learnt that it is as
unsubstantial as a mirage,
will break the flower-pointed arrow of illusion,
and never see the king of death.”
The Dhammapada (c. BC 300)
“The soul walks not upon a line;
neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself,
like a lotus of countless petals.”
“I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection. ‘
Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but he whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death.”
“Nothing in the world is more
flexible and yielding than water.
Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong,
none can withstand it,
because they have no way to change it.
So the flexible overcome the adamant,
the yielding overcome the forceful.
Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.”
“If you limit your choices only to
what seems possible or reasonable,
you disconnect yourself from what you truly want,
and all that is left is a compromise.”