“Zen is not a believer’s world. It is not for the faithful ones; it is for those daring souls who can drop all belief, unbelief, doubt, reason, mind, and simply enter into their pure existence without boundaries.”—(via goddessbubbles)
If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain.
We pin our happiness to people, circumstances, and things and hold onto them for…
"Letting go of attachment to people" is going to be the hardest….
These Gods will latch onto them, those little gems. They will clasp them, grab them, hold on them life-tight as if letting go would cost them an arm and a leg. And they will pry them open, squeeze and then pry, pulling them apart, widening, opening, intensifying them. They will squeeze and then push push push.
Those Gods thrive on these little gems. You partake of the ritual purging of the gems, letting them seep out through your tear ducts and nostrils. They will steal, take, rob these gems from you, those Gods.
and they will leave you emotionless and sacrificed.
You’d condemn someone for aborting a fetus, someone you don’t even know; you’d have someone executed for premeditated murder, someone you don’t even give a damn about, but you’ll pay to have thousands of ppl in another country slaughtered in a shouting contest?
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.