"He doesn't think about his actions; they flow from the core of his being." Laozi, Tao Te Ching


"Making plans for the future is of use only to people who are capable of living completely in the present. " Alan Watts


The most dangerous risk of all: The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later." Alan Watts


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Laozi, Tao Te Ching


"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."- Viktor E. Frankl


“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion” - Camus


“The thief left it behind: the moon at my window.” Ryokan


“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda


"We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life." Dalai Lama


“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.”― Ryokan


“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.” – Bhagavad Gita


"I bear many scars, but I also carry with me moments that would not have happened if I had not dared to go beyond my limits". Paulo Coelho


"Enjoyment appears at the boundary of boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are balanced with the person's capacity to act." Csikzentmihalyi