everydaydhamma
The true bodhisattva spirit grows out of this personal sense of freedom. You discover that you don’t feel so needy anymore. You don’t crave another refueling - with shamatha or with other people’s love and attention - because you know within yourself how to be free, how to be confident. With this sense of security and freedom, you begin to direct your attention to the needs of others. The compassion expands.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche (via everydaydhamma)
thanksforsayingthat
I’m seeing so many fans write to me on Instagram and Twitter, or in letters, saying they’re having such a tough time with life, because they can’t imagine that we can experience such great pain, such intense loss, such insecurity. And the thing that I just wish I could tell them, over and over, is that we live for these fleeting moments of happiness. Happiness is not a constant. It’s something that we only experience glimpses of every once in a while - but it’s worth it. And I think that’s what they’ll take away from this movie.
Taylor Swift, The Giver Press Conference (x)