"If in our heart we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"Some events purify the mind and some stain it. Moments of deep insight and all-embracing love purify the mind, while desires and fears, envies and anger, blind beliefs and intellectual arrogance pollute and dull the psyche."
"As you [progress with a spiritual practice] you become a sweet person. By sweet I mean, you give up all of the anger, the tantrums, the doubts, suspicions. You stop worrying and you begin to unfold like a ﬂower, with its calyx toward the sun."
~ Robert Adams