The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
“Endurance is lost rapidly if one ceases to work at its maximum.”
As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.
Real living is living for others.
“I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualised. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.”
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.
Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. — There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.
A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, “I” do not hit, “it” hits all by itself.
If there is a God, he is within. You don’t ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.
Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.