So what are you waiting for?
It changes only if you say so.
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character…Would you slow down? Or speed up?
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via observando)
Zen masters use the word satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence. Although satori is not a lasting transformation, be grateful when it comes, for it gives you a taste of enlightenment.
Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)
The longing for growth is not wrong. The nub of the problem now is
how to flip over, as in jujitsu, the magnificent growth-energy of modern civilization into a non-acquisitive search for deeper knowledge of self and nature. Self-nature. Mother nature. If people come to realize that there are many non-material, non-destructive paths of growth - of the highest and most fascinating order - it would help dampen the common fear that a steady state economy would mean deadly stagnation.
Gary Snyder, “Turtle Island”