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Life Path Quotes

path through woods

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
— Dalai Lama

These words from the Dalai Lama are so true, and are on a topic that most people don’t ever really speak about.  Often when I am talking to people, I notice that they have a judgmental tone when speaking about others and the choices they have made.  This can be for many reasons, it can be out of jealousy, concern, because they want to feel superior or for any other number of reasons.  But the advice that the Dalai Lama has is to just realize that every person is on a different path, and each path is windy. … Read the rest

Buddha Work Quotes

Buddha in Meditation

“Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

This is an interesting and not very often quoted saying from the Buddha.  One often does not truly consider what they want to do with their lives, explore, try new things and then settle on something that you have strength in and a passion for.  This is because our society is set up in a very rigid way.  We go to school, go to university and start a job before we have really had a chance to explore and understand ourselves.  Sometimes this works out of course, if you have a clear passion from a young age, but unfortunately this isn’t the case for most of us.… Read the rest

Perfectionism Quote on Imperfection

Far Away skyline

“Imperfection is not our personal problem – it is a natural part of existing”
Tara Brach

Tara Brach is an expert in Buddhist meditation as well as a psychologist from America.  In the past, she has used both interests to write a book about healing trauma through meditation and acceptance.  In this quote, she is referring to the natural human tendency to want to be perfect.  Each person has the inclination to be too hard on themselves, as well as see only their imperfection rather than all of their good qualities.  Sometimes, this drives people to try to change themselves or improve themselves as they believe they are not good enough.  Self improvement is a great tool to use throughout your life to enhance your life and the relationships that you have with those around you, however, if your goal is perfection – you will never succeed.… Read the rest