There is no greater illusion than fear,
no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself, no greater misfortune than having an enemy. Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.
— Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places?
Look for delusion and truth in the
bottom of your own heart.
— Ryokan (via panatmansam)
"Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment."
- Pema Chodron, Fearless nontheism