“You are blaming yourself for events, making it impossible to move forward into more positive circumstances. You are too caught up in guilt and self-reproach to see your way out of the problem. Don’t use up your energy on a situation you can’t change. Instead, focus on finding your way out.”
Where are you? Can you just tell me that you’re okay?
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
– Jesus Christ
For to wish to forget how much you loved someone—and then, to actually forget—can feel, at times, like the slaughter of a beautiful bird who chose, by nothing short of grace, to make a habitat of your heart.
– Maggie Nelson, Bluets
“He who, seeking his own happiness, torments with the rod creatures that are desirous of happiness, shall not obtain happiness hereafter.”
“All beings, who are my mother and father, wander in samsara,
And so with unbearable longing, I cultivate the unbearable longing to become a Buddha.”
Towels are towels not only because we call them such, but also because we make them such.
The snow is like the fire
in the final book.
What do we know
about truth and gold?
only when we try
to hold them in our hands.
I am a fire and I’ll light myself
in whatever ways work.
Like a snowflake I’m drifting
only to crash to earth in the end.
But then maybe my heart will melt.
It will condense and expand up to heaven.
I don’t know what alone really means.
Each piece of snow is individual yet it all ends up together.
“I am a monster”, she says,
filling his coffee with poison.
But it cannot be helped
in a world such as this.
Justice is the highest of morals.
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
– C. G. Jung