"When you sit, let it be.
When you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
"We divert our attention from disease and death as much as we can; and the slaughter-houses and indecencies without end on which our life is founded are huddled out of sight and never mentioned, so that the world we recognize officially in literature and in society is a poetic fiction far handsomer and cleaner and better than the world that really is."
William James, Varieties of Religious Experience
"When we argue with reality, peace becomes available only if external circumstances change; our judgment of the situation boxes us into negativity."
"We are all museums of fear."
Charles Bukowski, “Poem for Nobody”
"I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth — it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is impossible for people to have it."
"The beginning of philosophy is wonder."
"I am the shipwreck of my own wanderings."