Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.
― Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
packs 2 hours before leaving for a trip
unpacks 3 months after coming home
So fierce is the passion that burns within my heart, a raging forest fire, unstoppable and all consuming.
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
― Julia Ward Howe (via purplebuddhaproject)