I struggle with being calm. There. I said it. I try, I really do…but it always seems like a state of mind I plan on acquiring when I get home. My affliction is probably like many others who can’t always find that peace of mind. So here are a few quotes to lead us in the right direction:
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
SivanandaAffliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
David MalletAm I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Before, I was so stupid. But, you know, when you have friends who died on the street, you say, okay, let’s calm down. It’s not the kind of energy I want to have in life. I want to go slower, and longer.
Olivier MartinezBut when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I’ve failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don’t get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.
Emma ThompsonCalm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.