If you say that getting the money is the most important thing,
you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time.
You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living,
that is to go on doing thing you don’t like doing, which is stupid.
// Alan Watts
I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting,
as it were, into the system of being,
in identifying myself with the whole of nature.
// Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Whenever you are about to find fault with someone,
ask yourself the following question:
What fault of mine most nearly resembles
the one I am about to criticize?
Meditations // Marcus Aurelius
Anything that you resent and
strongly react to in another
is also in you.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose // Eckhart Tolle
We are not what happened to us,
we are what we wish to become.
// Carl G. Jung
Stop aspiring and start writing.
If you’re writing, you’re a writer.
Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and
the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon.
Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles,
on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say,
like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything,
and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves.
Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret,
so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone.
Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t.
// Alan Wilson Watts
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
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession
about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.
// Naomi Wolf
If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion and peace.
// Eckhart Tolle
Your days are numbered.
Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun.
If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.
The Emperor’s Handbook // Marcus Aurelius