I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)
Please focus on this simple realization. There is only every now and how you interact with this moment decides everything that you are experiencing. There will be bodily pain but suffering is an option. However, it will first clearly be seen as a choice when you have untangled yourself from the minds conditioned patterns.
We tend to think we are actually “thinking” about a thought when it appears in the mind. However you are not your thoughts. Realizing this allows conscious awakening.
Please do not allow the wildfires in your mind to consume your awareness of this moment beyond its content. You are responsible for the mind and not the other way around.
Pain as a life-form in a universe of objects is unavoidable but suffering is a choice.
To 'live', to be truly alive, it is not enough simply to breathe, to suffer, nor even to be happy; life is a secret that cannot be discovered on one’s own. True living is done in pairs.
You aren't alive if you aren't in need.
You are so much more than what the mind wants you to think or believe. We can practice going beyond the mind to experience our true potential as a divine being that is becoming conscious of itself.
If you listen carefully you will hear a symphony of light being played, it is that of you and your partner. It also called love. - On Love
There's no such thing as a regimented friendship or love. - On the Spontaneity of Love and Friendship.