Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:47pm
Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:30am
You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is - working with it rather than struggling against it. You’re the only one who knows.
— Pema Chodron
And you don’t just want this guy, you want much much more than that. You want a mouthful of every emotion you can possibly feel, the terrible stuff and the beautiful stuff. Ok, right now you mostly get the terrible stuff but you don’t even care as long as it’s intense.
— Lena in a letter to her 16-year-old self