The Map Is Not the Territory

You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.

—Albert Camus (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via abiding-in-peace)

To commit to love is fundamentally to commit to a life beyond dualism. That’s why love is so sacred in a culture of domination, because it simply begins to erode your dualisms: dualisms of black and white, male and female, right and wrong.

bell hooks, “Agent of Change

(via tricycle-tumbles)

(via zenhumanism)

Between the conscious and the unconscious the mind has put up a swing: all earth’s creatures, even the supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never winds down.

—Kabir

Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line.

—Sol Lewitt

Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line.

—Sol Lewitt

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.

—Alan Watts

Look when you look
hear when you hear
taste what you taste
smell what you smell

—Allen Ginsberg

Look when you look
hear when you hear
taste what you taste
smell what you smell

—Allen Ginsberg

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

—Lao-tsu

The subject matter of poetry is not that “collection of solid, static objects extended in space” but the life that is lived in the scene that it composes; and so reality is not that external scene but the life that is lived in it. Reality is things as they are.

—Wallace Stevens