Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bring it back

They say you go back to all those places where pieces of your soul were lost..

Go out there and bring it back home.
Be whole again.

Friday, September 14, 2012

We deny our own beauty

Because others can’t or won’t recognise it. Instead of accepting ourselves as we are, we try to imitate what we see around us.
We try to be what other people think of as ‘pretty’ and, little by little, our soul fades, our will weakens, and all the potential we had to make the world a more beautiful place withers away.
We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be.
We stop being the moonlight and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.
Tomorrow, the water will evaporate in the sun.
And all because, one day, someone said: ‘You are ugly.’ Or: ‘She is pretty.’
With those three simple words, they stole away all our self-confidence.
And we become ugly and embittered.

- Manuscript found in Accra (Paulo Coelho)

You live like this

Sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living.
Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating.
The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness.
The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness.
Monotony, boredom, death.
Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it.
They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children.

And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.

- Anais Nin

Monday, September 10, 2012

The most important kind of freedom

Is to be what you really are.
You trade in your reality for a role.
You trade in your sense for an act.
You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level.
It's got to happen inside first.

- Jim Morrison