Is ignorance the only way to overcome the sorrow of both uncertainty and inevitability?
I have three days to meditate on what I want, and how to express that.
I stressed the love situation and I still think I was right. Because its very disturbing to speak about love. People think that either you are a little bit ethereal or that you are not aware that there are struggles and hate and violence in the world and so on. Or that you are a little bit religious or something like that. Love has become the modern obscenity, it’s more obscene than sex, you can talk about sex and violence and that’s OK; everybody knows that exists, but love is too strange.
—Julia Kristeva (via miszkinis)
Anything is a waste of time unless you are fucking well or creating well or getting well or looming toward a kind of phantom-love-happiness.
—Charles Bukowski (via requiemforthepast)
Well, that’s finished. The woman who cherished
her suffering is dead. I am her descendant.
I love the scar-tissue she handed on to me,
but I want to go on from here with you
fighting the temptation to make a career of pain.
—Adrienne Rich (via stucktoearth)
It isn’t that to have an honorable relationship with you, I have to understand everything, or tell you everything at once, or that I can know, beforehand, everything I need to tell you.
It means that most of the time I am eager, longing for the possibility of telling you. That these possibilities may seem frightening, but not destructive, to me. That I feel strong enough to hear your tentative and groping words. That we both know we are trying, all the time, to extend the possibilities of truth between us.
The possibility of life between us.
So basically this has hit me right in the chest and I have decided at this very moment that should I ever somehow by some miracle of God, propose to another woman, this will be quoted.
I’ll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need.
—R.E.M. // I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (via loving-enough)
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This has two parts:
1) Maintaining the aspiring mind by means of ritual - we take the precepts of aspiring bodhichitta in front of our Spiritual Guide/Guru, in front of a representation of Buddha, or by visualizing all the Buddhas in front of us. We recite the following prayers:
I and all…