Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Be Better…at Weather.
I suppose if it was all easy and and endless PRs and magical fucking unicorns barfing rainbows every time we set foot in a gym there would be a lot more strong people walking around.
“As you inquire into issues and turn judgments around, you come to see that every perceived problem appearing “out there” is really nothing more than a misperception within your own thinking.”
- Byron Katie
“The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability—to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.”
- Dan Millman
“Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and it couldn’t do it better. Every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition.”
- Florida Scott-Maxwell
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
- Joseph Campbell
“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”
- Pema Chodron
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