"But down deep, at the molecular heart of life, we’re essentially identical to trees."
Carl Sagan (via purplebuddhaproject)
"I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress."
Ed Begley. Actor, environmentalist (via purplebuddhaproject)
"Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
"At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it."
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)