You can’t undo the past… but you can certainly not repeat it.
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
The path I choose through the maze makes me what I am. I am not only a thing, but also a way of being—one of many ways—and knowing the paths I have followed and the ones left to take will help me understand what I am becoming.
Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
I couldn’t live where there were no trees — something vital in me would starve.
I can’t paint the way they want me to paint and they know that too.