what the universe is, fundamentally, is love, trying to understand and express and expand itself—to come into contact with that, to feel that, to live it, is to be in divine harmony with the cosmos itself, a conscious agent of its will and love
cannot begin to articulate how radical an act it is to believe in yourself faithfully, without fail, without faltering
if you want me to fall in love with you it’s shockingly easy
courage is the basis of both healing and service, and also of joy and fulfillment and unimagined ecstasy—for what could be sweeter than daring to live our vow, in all its fullness and beauty?
i cannot overstate how extremely important it is to trust your weird, out-of-nowhere, never-been-asked-before questions; your weird, out-of-left-field, never-been-tried-before ideas and intuitions
you can always do it differently later
you can reliably make yourself happier + be a better person by practicing lovingkindness and the other brahmavihārās and letting that shape how you show up in the world a word of encouragement at the…
one of the most underrated but commendable, prosocial, even counter-culture (building a better world) actions available to you
every situation can be seen as an opportunity
i used to believe i had to become someone different.