You make problem.
You have problem.
Stillness is the language God speaks. Everything else is a bad translation.
The human mind is a miracle, and you will never see it spring more beautifully into action than when it is fighting against evidence that it needs to change. Your psyche is equipped with layer after layer of defense mechanisms designed to shoot down anything that might keep things from staying exactly where they are — ask any addict.
Remember, misery is comfortable. It’s why so many people prefer it. Happiness takes effort.
Your ability to grow is directly proportional to your willingness to risk.
Tell everyone you know: ‘My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel—and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’ re uncool.
—Cameron Crowe from “Almost Famous”