"Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis."
Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (Perigee Trade, 2012)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via inhabitude)
"We don’t meditate to see heaven. We meditate to end suffering."
— Ajahn Chah (via thecalminside)
"A person who is beginning to sense the suffering of life is, at the same time, beginning to awaken to deeper realities, truer realities. For suffering smashes to pieces the complacency of our normal fictions about reality, and forces us to come alive in a special sense—to see carefully, to feel deeply, to touch ourselves and our worlds in ways we have heretofore avoided."
— Ken Wilber, quoted in “The Thorn and the Rose,” compiled and edited by Anthony Williams. From ARCS in our new Spring Issue: “Suffering.” (via parabola-magazine)
"We live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality, we are that reality.
When you understand this, you will see ‘you’ are nothing.
And, being nothing, you are everything."
— Kalu Rinpoche (via sublimesea)
(Source: philosofaded, via inhabitude)