I’d thought, in June when I get to the top…and everybody leaves…I will come face to face with God or Tathagata and find out once and for all what is the meaning of all this existence and suffering…but instead I’d come face to face with myself, no liquor, no drugs, no chance of faking it, but face to face with ole Hateful…Me
Jack Kerouac (via postmodernismruinedme)
You think relationships are difficult? Try friendships. Try courting someone in order to convince them to join you in some nameless, shapeless Platonic complication — forever. Convince an adult stranger that you are worth a healthy slice of their limited time and energy without the prize of sex or romance.
James Wood, Ten Paths to Freedom
Under Your Spell
“There needs to be a place like this” -Adi Da
Vernon Howard, 1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 907