Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond.
Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
A person who practices compassion and forgiveness has great inner strength, whereas aggression is usually a sign of weakness.
Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your walking. Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down.
Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.
—David G. Allen
The one who had the power to calm the elements of the earth has power to calm our souls.
—Elder Robert D. Hales
Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored that anything on which it is poured.
Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest.
Get the inside right. The outside will fall into place.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.