Over the years I have realized it’s not the people who come into your life but the choices they force you to make gives the direction to your life.
I’m moving and not moving at all. I’m like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking. It is not, “I am doing this,” but rather, an inner realization that “this is happening through me,” or “it is doing this for me.” The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.
NOTE TO SELF – BOOMERANG EFFECT
My words, thoughts and deeds have
a boomerang effect.
So be-careful what you send out!
I always dream of it: that something will open my eyes, and open everything inside me as well.
He asked me for a light to light his cigarette, and by reason of unaware, it is he that really gave light to me, made me realize how much alike we all are, breathing the same air, beating the same red blood, separated through some fortune and shame in the way of humanity.
We must reject the artificial and embrace what is real and true: truth in food, community, relationships and self.
True communication is communion- the realization of oneness, which is love.
It’s as if I died too,’ she whispered to herself, ‘as if I was born dead.’
Ironically, it was true. Emotionally she knew what her mind did not, beyond logic, beyond reason, as if somehow deep inside she felt what Sarah knew.
Actually, he had always preferred the unreal to the real.
How much courage does it take to fire up your tractor and plow under a crop you spent six or seven years growing?’ he asked himself. ‘How much courage to go on and do that after you’ve spent all that time finding out how to prepare the soil and when to plant and how much to water and when to reap? How much to just say, ‘I have to quit these peas, peas are no good for me, I better try corn or beans.”
‘A lot,’ he said, wiping at the corners of his eyes again. ‘A damn lot, that’s what I think.