MIND: Resistance

Wasn’t it better if they kept this desire to see each other hidden within them, and never actually got together? That way, there would always be hope in their hearts. That hope would be a small, yet vital flame that warmed them to their core – a tiny flame to cup one’s hands around and protect from the wind, a flame that the violent winds of reality might easily extinguish.

1Q84 // Haruki Murakami

MIND: Attentive

I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, “For the same reason I laugh so often – because I’m paying attention.” I tell them that we can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved. We must decide.

Love Warrior // Glennon Doyle Melton

MIND: Demolish

There exists, for everyone,
a sentence – a series of words
that has the power to destroy you.
Another sentence exists, another series of words,
that could heal you.
If you’re lucky you will get the second,
but you can be certain of getting the first.

VALIS // Philip K. Dick