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Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.

Christopher Barzak 

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The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.

Osho 

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Keep your heart clear and transparent and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.

Ryokan (via leunq)

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But it wasn’t some catastrophic moment that taught me one of the most powerful lessons of my life. I learned that unbelievably awful things can and do happen. In truth, they are not such rare, isolated events. Each of us has a story that would break someone’s heart. Despite the grief and the unfairness of it all, we keep going. There are chores to be done. There are people who still need our care. There is a life to be led.

Aldra Robinson (via hourae)

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To listen is to become like the moon, silent and full of light, a witness in the dark.