Jack Kornfield

«Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.»

Jack Kornfield


«Love creates a communion with life. Love expands us, connects us, sweetens us, ennobles us.»

Jack Kornfield


«When we struggle to change ourselves we, in fact, only continue the patterns of self-judgement and aggression. We keep the war against ourselves alive.»

Jack Kornfield


«In the end, just three things matter:»

Jack Kornfield


«As surely as there is a voyage away, there is a journey home.»

Jack Kornfield


«If you put a spoonful of salt»

Jack Kornfield


«There are many ways that I have hurt and harmed others, have betrayed or abandoned them, caused them suffering, knowingly or unknowingly, out of my pain, fear, anger, and confusion.»

Jack Kornfield


«Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.»

Jack Kornfield


«In our charade with ourselves we pretend that our war is not really war. We have changed the name of the War Department to the Defense Department and call a whole class of nuclear missiles Peace Keepers!»

Jack Kornfield