15 Things You Don’t Owe Anyone At All (Though You Think You Do) →

themeditationresolution:

1. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR LIVING SITUATION.

2. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR LIFE PRIORITIES.

3. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN APOLOGY IF YOU ARE NOT SORRY.

4. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR REQUIRING ALONE TIME.

5. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE YOUR AGREEMENT ON THEIR PERSONAL BELIEFS.

6. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE A YES TO EVERYTHING THEY SAY.

7. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.

8. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR FOOD PREFERENCES.

9. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR SEX LIFE.

10. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR CAREER OR PERSONAL LIFE CHOICES.

11. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL VIEWS.

12. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR BEING SINGLE.

13. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE A DATE JUST BECAUSE THEY ASKED.

14. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR DECISION ABOUT MARRIAGE.

15. YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP CHOICES.

— 2 months ago with 92 notes
#you don't own anyone 
"A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down."
— 2 months ago with 255885 notes
"“Within Siddhartha there slowly grew and ripened the knowledge of what wisdom really was and the goal of his long seeking. It was nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling, and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.”
[Siddhartha (1922)]
―Hermann Hesse"
Beautiful written book. Pease go ahead, read it!
— 11 months ago with 1 note
#Hermann Hesse  #siddhartha  #books  #reading  #read it 
"Those who are at war with others are not in peace with themselves."
William Hazlitt
— 11 months ago
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple, the philosophy is kindness."
Dalai Lama
— 1 year ago with 28 notes
#buddhism  #dalai lama  #quote 
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful, a meaningful friend, or a meaningful day."
Dalai Lama
— 1 year ago with 69 notes
#buddhism  #quote  #buddhist quote  #dalai lama 
"Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten."
Buddhist Quote
— 1 year ago with 15 notes
#buddhism  #qoute  #anger