Eat it... just eat the Twinkie.

After so many years of just being, I am now becoming me. No more hiding, shyness, or worry. It's ending has to be my newest and best beginning.


“Zen is really just a reminder to stay alive and to be awake. We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling on the past. Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment. If you are truly aware of five minutes a day, then you are doing pretty well. We are beset by both the future and the past, and there is no reality apart from the here and now.”

(via purplebuddhaproject)



In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?”

"Wait a moment,"…

Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.


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The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.

—Dalai Lama XIV (via purplebuddhaproject)