I will not die an unlived life.
Ronald Davis - I’m Not A Bum, I’m A Human Being
Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships. Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention.
Picking your family is about consciously choosing who & what you want, rather than just making it work or killing time with whoever happens to be choosing you.
This summer might be the best of my life. I can feel it.
Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner?
You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life…If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature…
Be glad that you can recognize it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical.
Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life.
before yesterday I did not believe I could do such a thing as hike for 10+ miles.
today I’m sore but indisputably unscathed. I didn’t just survive it, I enjoyed it.
I discovered my own endurance while forging a connection with a splendid person.
I am strong. I am a champion. I can do anything.