In old age the emphasis shifts from doing to being, and our civilization, which is lost in doing, know nothing of being. It asks: being? What do you do with it? – Eckhart Tolle
To be nobody but myself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me somebody else-means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting. ~ e.e. cummings
If you would only let go of seeking to be this or that, your natural state reappears; the light and ease of simple beingness.
— Nisargadatta Maharaj