When you awake for real, you let go the roles and the actor become visible. Not all friends will like your new personality, some will leave but new ones will appear.
reposted from brainpickings
“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”
by Maria Popova
July 17, 2017
In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our resilience by losses beyond our control — lacerations of the heart that feel barely bearable, that leave us bereft of solid ground. What then?
“In art,” Kafka assured his teenage walking companion, “one must throw one’s life away in order to gain it.” As in art, so in life — so suggests the American Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher Pema Chödrön. In When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (public library), she draws on her own confrontation with personal crisis and on the ancient teachings…
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