In your presence,
I wrote of you.
In your absence,
I write of you.
He who enamors me
must endure a pen
that never leaves his side.
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"I remember late nights and early mornings, where I would stay up just to have conversations with the Moon. Moths were simply butterflies that preferred the company of the stars and fireflies danced in syncopated rhythms. The night was my girlfriend, and oh, how I loved spending time with her. She would help me to write. Random lines coming together to form beautiful Constellations. Inspiration came in the form of supernova explosions. Every night we would experience the Big Bang."
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From an awakened perspective, trying to tie up all the loose ends and get it together is death, because it involves rejecting a lot of your basic experience. There is something aggressive about that approach to life, trying to flatten out all the rough spots and imperfections into a nice smooth ride.
To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest…
Death is wanting to hold on to what you have and to have every experience confirm you and congratulate you and make you feel completely together.
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"We insist on being Someone, with a capital S. We get security from defining ourselves as worthless or worthy, superior or inferior. We waste precious time exaggerating or romanticizing or belittling ourselves with a complacent surety that yes, that’s who we are. We mistake the openness of our being—the inherent wonder and surprise of each moment—for a solid, irrefutable self. Because of this misunderstanding, we suffer."
― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (via dontthinkgettoknow
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"When we protect ourselves so we won’t feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart."
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via cazham
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