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Inner peace is the real source of happiness

“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” – George Michael

“When your life is governed by the Divine nature instead of the self-centered nature you will find inner peace.” – Anonymous

“Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.” – Anonymous

“For me, success is inner peace.” – Denzel Washington

“Be like a mountain; do not let anything disturb your inner peace.” – Debasish Mridha

“Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah

“On the surface, reality may appear the same each day, but in essence, we are new every moment of our lives. The potential for change and growth is unlimited if we allow ourselves to surrender to the flow.” – Dorit Brauer

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

“I have heard that he who knows what is enough will not let himself be entangled by thoughts of gain; that he who really understands how to find satisfaction will not be afraid of other kinds of loss; and that he who practices the cultivation of what is within him will not be ashamed because he holds no position in society.” –  Zhuangzi

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

“Much of our suffering is caused by our false perceptions and attachment to mental images. We assume things to be true without really knowing whether they are true or not, then create a world of hurt for ourselves and others.” – Joseph P. Kauffman,

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant

“Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.” – John Chrysostom

“Live for each second without hesitation.” – Elton John

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha

“When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” – Deepak Chopra

“Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi

“Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph H. Blum

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor.” – Friedrich Schiller

“To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.” – Herman Hesse

“At the highest level a man has the look of knowing nothing.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo

“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.” – Jack Kerouac

“The three elements of creativity are thus: loving, knowing, and doing – or heart, mind, and hands – or, as Zen Buddhist teaching has it; great faith, great question, and great courage.” – Eric Maisel

“A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.” – George Gurdjieff

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running—that’s the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there, with the Ma-Wink fallopian virgin warm stars reflecting on the outer channel fluid belly waters.” – Jack Kerouac

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