"When you come to see that you can do nothing, that the play of thought or feeling just goes on by itself as a happening, then you are in a state which we will call meditation. And slowly without being pushed, your thoughts will come to silence. That is to say, all the verbal symbolic chatter going on in the skull — don’t try and get rid of it because that will again produce the illusion that there’s a controller. It just goes on and goes on and goes on and finally gets tired of itself, gets bored and stops. And so then there’s a silence. And this is a deeper level of meditation. And in that silence you suddenly begin to see the world as it is."
— Alan Watts (via unconditionedconsciousness)
"If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them."
— 1984, George Orwell
"For your sake
we shall flower."
— Paul Celan, from “Psalm” (via weissewiese)
"There is no salvation like the heart’s salvation, given that all the limbs respond to its desires."
"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
— Karl Barth