Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain.

As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.

Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong—sometimes it’s letting go.

It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

Whatever the past has been, you have a spotless future.

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.

Whenever something negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it.

Letting go of the past means that you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.

You only lose what you cling to.

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.