You never know the beauty I could find in what you think is your tragedy.
Never underestimate the ruthlessness of the ego to keep you in a state of suffering in which you voluntarily participate.
Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
But don’t forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out the flavor in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the time, you’ll find yourself with no present to remember.
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
some of the most gorgeous people i know. are radiant scars.
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.