"Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding."
Lao Tzu (via fernsandmoss)
A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
"We look for these things to fill an inner emptiness. They may bring a brief satisfaction, but it never lasts, and it is never enough. And so we crave more. This paradox has a word in Sanskrit: upadana, which refers to the cycle of craving and grasping."
From this week’s NYTimes Sunday Review.
Current focus: be content with myself and let go of the craving and grasping.
"I’m constantly embarrassed. I fidget and twist my hair and pull weird faces and stutter. Some days I feel quite confident, then others there’s a microscopic flaw about myself physically, which will make me embarrassed to walk the streets."
Graham Coxon (via akachristiannaa)
"It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind."
Nagulb Mahfouz, Sugar Street. (via wordsnquotes)