"The goal is not to tie ourselves in knots ...
we're already tied in knots.
The aim is to untie the knots in our hearts.
The aim is to unite with the ultimate, loving, and peaceful power in the universe."
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
"You can search the whole universe
and not find a single being more worthy of love than yourself.
Since each and every person is so precious to themselves,
Let the self-respecting harm no other being."
"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life itself reveals again and again the opposite: that letting go is the path to real freedom."
Just Keep Going:
"There is vitality, a life force that is translated through you into action.
And because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique,
and if you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
It is not your business to determine how good it is,
or how valuable it is,
or how it compares with others expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours, to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your works.
You have to keep an open mind and be aware directly to the urges that motivate you."
And last but definitely not least:
" And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."