Society does not want inspired humans walking around because an inspired human bends life to his or her will and an uninspired human conforms. if you want to change the world, aim to be inspired everyday and see everything around you as art and as a potential creative thing
I’m realizing that you cannot avoid unhappiness and cannot avoid pain and cannot make rules and live by them in order to lead a happy life, for I really think that that leads to a life of total isolation from people and experiences, because of course it is people and experiences that bring you pain.
Whether you are brave or not cannot be judged by people on the outside. Sometimes being brave requires letting the crowd think you’re a coward. Sometimes being brave means letting everyone down but yourself…She trusted her own voice more than she trusted the voices of others. You don’t ask others what’s brave, you feel and know what’s brave…loyalty of self. To be brave is to forsake all others to be true to yourself.
You may be the most inexperienced, unfit, or least knowledgable person in the room—all of which are great places to start.
Even the most extraordinary transformations require a beginning.
Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
Poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman on life: "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well."
We have to make a habit of being tourists in our relationships.
Go out or hang out in the living room with your significant other, friend or mom and just pretend you met this person for the first time.
Try and notice their facial muscles, hand gestures, tone of voice, way they laugh, what lights up their eyes and try to experience this for the first time. listen to them speak.
Try to get to know this person beyond what you already know. just be present. tend and care to this person and moment.
Don't let routine blind you.
Don’t let routine get in the way of beauty.
Don’t mistake living with having a life.
But maybe you don’t need to be explainable. Maybe the most interesting perspectives come from being willing to occupy a difficult-to-define place, even if it means sacrificing others' understanding of you. The challenge then becomes committing to occupy that place far longer than most feel comfortable — long enough to cultivate a voice out of your curiosity that is confident enough in its own continuity to tell you exactly what’s worth committing to when the time comes.