Steven Patrick Morrissey (via wehaditallmost)
this is exactly how i feel.
When I’m lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
“When the Buddha spoke of individuals, he often used a different term: “stream.” Imagine a stream flowing-constantly moving and changing, always different from one moment to the next Most of us see ourselves as corks floating in a stream, persisting things moving along in the stream of time. But this is yet another frozen view. According to this view, everything in the stream changes except the cork. While we generally admit to changes in our body, our mind, our thoughts, our feelings, our understandings, and our beliefs, we still believe, “I myself don’t change. I’m still me. I’m an unchanging cork in an ever-changing stream.” This is precisely what we believe the self to be-something that doesn’t change.
The fact is, however, that there are no corks in the stream. There is only stream. What we conceptualize as “cork” is also stream. We are like music. Music, after all, is a type of stream. Music exists only in constant flow and flux and change. Once the movement stops, the music is no more. It exists not as a particular thing, but as pure coming and going with no thing that comes or goes.”
(from Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagan
Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?
I think maybe 90% of the things I say are references to things that just go over people’s heads
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
And now I see, I see it for the first time,
There is no crime in being kind
Not everyone is out to screw you over.
Maybe, oh just maybe they just wanna get to know ya.
Douglas Pagels (via ohhhkat)
oh god yes.
I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
It’s not YOUR life, it’s LIFE. Life is bigger than you, if you can imagine that. It isn’t something that you possess — it’s something that you take part in, that you witness.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.