A good one

“As surely as there is a voyage away, there is a journey home.”
― Jack Kornfield

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A great quote by Alan Watts

We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the Universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of Nature, a unique action of the total Universe.”

~Alan Watts

Be now what you want to “become”

Future is but a mirror of Now.

How can we ever become something other than what we are just now?…

Can we heal from depression?

She said:
“I am tired of feeling shit. I am tired of living in anxiety, fear, depression, sadness, a mess in my head.

I want to be happy. I want to live my life to the full! I only have one chance at this and I’m pushing 30 and I don’t want to be miserable on a daily basis.”

My answer:
I recognize your experience in mine.

I do not want in any way to indulge in vapid speculation.

Let´s just say that the very basis of depression is cleavage. A rupture in our soul.
An inner constant conflict which perpetuates itself through more conflict.

You are depressed, anxious, sad – it is a fact. On the other hand,
YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY. You want, of course, to live “your” life to the full.
You don´t want to be miserable on a daily basis.

And yet that´s what you are JUST NOW. Sad. Fearful.

Please, try to follow!

You see, if you try to be happy, that is, to be something that YOU ARE NOT JUST NOW, you do nothing but creating and enhancing even more your inward conflict.
Don´t you have enough conflict as it is…?

Can you see that by wanting “to become” something you for the time being are not,
you punish yourself…?
Again, how can we ever become something that we are not just now?
This is pure fiction, and yet, this is the societal fiction we have been conditioned by.

So stop punishing yourself, stop creating even more pain for yourself!
ACCEPT YOUR PRESENT PREDICAMENT. DON´T TRY TO CHANGE!
CHANGE COMES NATURALLY once you have learned to stay with What Is in
affectionate presence. You need to caress your wounds instead of flagellating yourself.

You need your own compassion and loving interest!

So be it!

The reason why people find it so hard to be happy

…is that
they always see

  • The past better than it was

  • The present worse than it is

  • And the future less resolved than it will be

– Marcel Pagnol

Who are the real parasites?

“People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.”

-Professor Jason Read

Your imbalance is their thriving

As long as you are not centered, there will always be someone taking advantage of
your being imbalanced.