Within the souls of the awkward and the overlooked often burns something radiant.
If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along.
Before Sunset (2004) dir. Richard Linklater
“Once you have identified with some form of negativity, you do not want to let go, and on a deeply unconscious level, you do not want positive change. It would threaten your identity as a depressed, angry, or hard-done by person. You will then ignore, deny, or sabotage the positive in your life. This is a common phenomenon. It is also insane.”
— Eckhart Tolle
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Taking into account the public’s regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.
I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.
It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies—not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes. This is the essence of magic, which doesn’t create but calls.
This planet doesn’t need more ‘successful’ people but is in desperate need of more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have very little to do with success - the way our culture has defined it.
Each of us inhabits a world fully known only to ourselves.