There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”
So forget the networking, planning, preparing, stacking my dreams higher. I’m accepting that I’m shaken, and rebuilding starting from ground zero. Before I can be a badass earth-saver, I need to be a gentle, happy, grounded human being that can stand on her own two feet.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence…And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Breathe. That’s all you need to do.
(Thanks Schandelle for the quotes, always)
Being socially awkward is when you act without self-awareness.
Being emotionally privileged is when you re-act without self-reflection.
Climatology is the runt of the science family; born in the crevice between volitional faith and objective facts, and dances on the line between the two, smearing everything with her footsteps.
You are either seizing up in fear-binding yourself to what appears, friends, lovers, children, homes, work, your body, your thoughts, building up a sense of self, a whole inner world of comfort and ideas and hopes for the future and so forth—or you are surrendering it all, loving completely and letting go completely.
As much as it hurts your heart to feel everything and everyone, as terrifying as it is to surrender absolutely, your only real option is to love without boundaries, wide open. “
Question answered. Maybe. At least, for the moment.
Is it possible to love someone completely, and feel free at the same time?
This year I made it a priority to be there fore people. And even now, with certain people I want to know that I have a right to love them. But other times I feel tied. I want to run away again. I now know this is where my wanderlust comes from – the need to be away from the potential to hurt and the vulnerability be hurt. When you travel by yourself, the only unexplored areas of life are physical.
We tie our heartstrings to ambition and dreams
because they’re the only things in this entire world that we can trust to be there for as long as we want.
because they’re the only things that won’t slip away from being held too tight.