Sometimes at night, alone in the kitchen, I practice tracing my steps
to the wine cellar, only to turn around
as soon as I catch the slightest hint of vodka.
Alcoholics call this recovery.
I call it learning how to unlove.
Not a day goes by where I don’t set a match…
Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.
—Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
For all the pages that come alive through the books we’ve read.
Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.
—J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories (via introspectivepoet)
He loved her, and he would love her until the day he was too old for loving—but he could not have her. So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winter Dreams (via introspectivepoet)
Time flows in strange ways on Sundays…
—Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via introspectivepoet)