One can find perfect peace out in nature…alone on a mountain with the great eternal now. But if one carries all his unsolved problems up there with him, the world still preoccupies too much and makes it difficult to find that peace one is seeking. Unsolved problems need to be reduced first to a sizeable and liveable number. And even if one finds perfect peace up there alone on the mountain, the great secret is to carry that peace with him down to the valley and into the busy world…that is much more difficult and a great challenge.
— from my new book…in progress. (via freemind-openheart)
For almost 18 years you’re taught to sit down, shut up, and raise your hand. Then you have to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life.
— Lavon Curtis (via allumium)