19 August 2010

Quite a Quote: The Dali Lama

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."  -The Dali Lama

This is just a quick post because I saw this quote & had to share. They're good words to remember in our day-to-day lives. We control our own thoughts & feelings. I'm going to try to remember this while I push through in my dissertation. I'm here because I love philosophy, & I shouldn't feel pressure & stress when I can feel excitement & curiosity & love for learning.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to post something more substantial soon. Have a lovely end of the week!



  1. What a great mindset! I'll have to keep this in mind while doing my thesis this year.

  2. I hope the dissertation is going well!!

  3. So so true. We have power over ourselves and ourselves alone and can control the affects that others have on us. I try to remember that one daily:) thanks for the quote.


  4. This is a great quote! I'll have to add it to my ever-growing collection!
    Hope the dissertation is going well, I'll be thinking of you :)


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