When the mind is quiet, life happens easily, naturally and spontaneously. When the mind is restless, I am anxious and fretful, an open-hulled boat in choppy waters. The world reflects my state of mind.
There is talk about good self-concepts and bad self-concepts. This is a distinction without a difference. We are not concepts.
On the whole, men prefer doing things rather than discussing things. We have a bias for action—what the Chinese call yang. Anyway, discuss is derived from the Latin for ‘dashed to pieces’.
The product of a quiet mind is a well-ordered life. Sanity is quiet.
It is not possible to change another person. Neither is it necessary. We make this discovery when we change ourselves.
Beware of the reformers, of the men who polish the mirror. You and me, let us change what appears in the mirror. Let us change our face.