What passes away is not eternal. Every form that is born has to pass away, but the underlying essence has no form and never passes away. If you attach yourself to a form, you make a big mistake. Even attaching yourself to the form of the Guru is a mistake. It is not the form of the person that can give you light; it is something else that is deep within your own Heart. That is your Guru.
Papaji (via ashramof1)


Denying the importance of your own feelings leads to denying the importance of your thoughts, which leads to denying the importance of your actions, which leads to denying your own importance as a human being. 

If something is causing you pain, it matters. It’s not invalid or unimportant.

Use your mind. Remember. Observe. You are not different from others. Most of their experiences are valid for you too. Think clearly and deeply, go into the structure of your desires and their ramifications. They are a most important part of your mental and emotional make-up and powerfully affect your actions. Remember, you cannot abandon what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself.
Nisargadatta Maharaj (via liberatingreality)