And We Are No More

“We grow old judging othersAnd ourselvesUntil life humbles usAnd makes scared children of usLonging to hold another’s handTo hear their kind wordsAnd witness their kind deedsdone on our behalf.But like children,We sabotage everythingFor nothing satisfies usUntil life crumbles usAnd we are no more.”― Kamand Kojouri

Lost In The Middle Of My Own Life

I stare off into space for a minute. “I just wish my life would go back to the way it was.”“Why?”“Because I was happy then. Things weren’t perfect, but still, I knew where I fit. I knew where I was going.”“And you don’t feel that way anymore?”“No. I feel kind of…lost in the middle of…

When Troubles Enter Our Lives

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”― Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

The Mind Enlightened

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”― Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America

There’s Magic In My Daily Practice

“What’s important to me, I do it every day.Once I made that decision, there’s no other decision that has to be made. I don’t have to decide if I’ll do it “today,” because I do it every day and I found out that there’s magic in my daily practice, no matter what.”― nick catricala

Keep In The Sunlight

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.Keep in the sunlight.”― Benjamin Franklin

Doubt Sowed Its Seed

“It was easy to believe when everything was good. But when bad things happened, doubt sowed its seed in fertile soil and burrowed deep. It was my duty to root it out.”― Michele Dominguez Greene, Keep Sweet

It’s The Small Things

“The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things . . . the trivial pleasure like cooking, one’s home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard.”― Barbara Pym

So You Watch Yourself About Complaining

“There were people who went to sleep last night,poor and rich and white and black,but they will never wake again. And those dead folks would give anything at allfor just five minutes of this weatheror ten minutes of plowing. So you watch yourself about complaining. What you’re supposed to dowhen you don’t like a thing…

You Choose How To Handle It, Overcome or Succumb

“Bad things happen all the time to good people who’ve done nothing to deserve them. Only you can choose how you handle it. Whether to press through and overcome it or succumb to self-pity.”― Melanie A. Smit