Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.Sharon Salzberg
By prizing heartfulness above faultlessness, we may reap more from our effort because we're more likely to be changed by it.Sharon Salzberg
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.Sharon Salzberg
If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger - we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again.Sharon Salzberg
Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.Sharon Salzberg
Life is like and ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.Sharon Salzberg
Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.Sharon Salzberg
We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why and how we do it.Sharon Salzberg
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot.