Not causing harm requires staying awake. Part of being awake is slowing down enough to notice what we say and do. The more we witness our emotional chain reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain. It becomes a way of life to stay awake, slow down, and notice.
— Pema Chödrön (via bibliophilemartini)
Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
— Carolyn Crane (via fuckoff-mondays)