My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
Everyone tells you what to do and what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers. They want you to believe theirs.
Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (via olliesoi)
Sometimes, very quietly and graciously, you can inspire other people by showing them that there’s a different way and many perceptions of beauty. You may not be feeling it inside, but if you display it like you mean it, then it can give permission to be kind to ourselves and embrace our individuality.
Doing as others told me, I was blind. Coming when others called me, I was lost. Then I left everyone, myself as well. Then I found everyone, myself as well.
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
You carry your wound. With the ego, your whole being is a wound. And you carry it around. Nobody is interested in hurting you, nobody is positively waiting to hurt you; everybody is engaged in safeguarding his own wound. Who has got the energy? But still it happens, because you are so ready to be wounded, so ready, just waiting on the brink for anything. You cannot touch a man of Tao. Why? Because there is no one to be touched. There is no wound. He is healthy, healed, whole. This word whole is beautiful. The word heal comes from the whole, and the word holy also comes from the whole. He is whole, healed, holy. Be aware of your wound. Don’t help it to grow, let it be healed; and it will be healed only when you move to the roots. The less the head, the more the wound will heal; with no head there is no wound. Live a headless life. Move as a total being, and accept things. Just for twenty-four hours, try it—total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Someone insults you, accept it; don’t react, and see what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before.
The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility.
Clichés make us cringe for a reason, and it isn’t from the banal repetition. It is the unbearable truth of them.
Life is purposeless. Don’t be shocked. The whole idea of purpose is wrong — it comes out of greed. Life is a sheer joy, a playfulness, a fun, a laughter, to no purpose at all. Life is its own end, it has no other end. The moment you understand it you have understood what meditation is all about. It is living your life joyously, playfully, totally, and with no purpose at the end, with no purpose in view, no purpose there at all. Just like small children playing on the sea beach, collecting seashells and coloured stones.