Phakyab understood then how important it is to put our sufferings into perspective, to not lock oneself in a painful past that indefinitely extends the ordeal.
Because when that happens, we become our own torturer.
– taken from an article in tricycle
Goldstein listens to the man talk about his meditation retreat:
“It felt as though I had jumped out of a airplane without a parachute, which was terrifying until I realized there was no ground!”
Marilyn said, “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
Emmanuel saw his reflection in the window and he knew –
if you don’t need the world to understand you, then you are are not afraid of being misunderstood.
Andre rather be laughed at for who he is than to be adored for who he is not. It is too painful to keep up pretensions just to win the love of others.