"Try not to change the world.
You will fail.
Try and love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
"stop thinking this is all there is… Realize that for every ongoing war and religious outrage and environmental devastation… there are a thousand counter-balancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening all over the world, right now, on a breathtaking scale, from flower box to cathedral…Resist the temptation to drown in fatalism, to shake your head and sigh and just throw in the karmic towel…Realize that this is the perfect moment to change the energy of the world, to step right up and crank your personal volume; right when it all seems dark and bitter and offensive and acrimonious and conflicted and bilious…there’s your opening."
"Renunciation is not giving up the things of this world, but accepting that they go away."