BLESSED is that day, and not to be forgotten, when a man discovers that he himself is his own undoer and his own savior. That within himself is the cause of all his suffering and lack of knowledge, and that also within is the source of all peace, enlightenment, and Godliness. Selfish thoughts, impure desires, and acts not shaped by Truth are the baneful seeds from which all suffering springs; while selfless thoughts, pure aspirations, and the sweet acts of Truth are the seeds from which all blessedness grows.
He who will deny himself will find the holy place where calmness lives.
He who will purify himself will destroy all his ignorance.
~ James Allen, Daily Meditations