Buddhism Day by Day: The Power of Hope is Right There in Your Heart
“When we plant the seeds of self-doubt, only noxious weeds sprout. When we limit ourselves with low expectations, the growth of the tree go happiness immediately ceases. The power of growth, of improvement, the power to overcome all stagnation and break through every obstacle and transform a barren wasteland into a verdant field — that unstoppable power of hope resides right there in your own heart. It will well up from the rich earth of your innermost being when you face the future without doubt or fear: ‘I can do more. I can grow. I can become a bigger and better human being’ — life and faith are a never-ending struggle to grow.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.