Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
There are people who dislike you because you do not dislike yourself.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Receptivity is not a passive state. Nor is it a blank, empty waiting around for whatever happens to come along. I don't mean you should become a lazy do-nothing, reacting blindly to whatever life throws in front of you.
I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories from your life—not someone else’s life—water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. That is the work. The only work.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
If you bring forth what is in you,
Gospel of Thomas
Look closely at the present you are constructing.
To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.
Rainer Maria Rilke
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Born and raised in Barcelona city, now living in a small town.