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“Enlightenment is a demolition project. It simply shows you that everything you ever believed was true isn’t.” – Adyashanti

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” – George Orwell

“The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'” – Hunter S. Thompson

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?” – Eckhart Tolle

“You need to be awake to the fact that you don’t know, and that is the beginning of starting to know.” – Andrew Stone

“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” – Anais Nin

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk (Fight CLub)

“And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” – Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick. Every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.” – Milarepa

“In my dreams the world would come alive, becoming so captivatingly majestic, free and ethereal, that afterwards it would be oppressive to breathe the dust of this painted life.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are.” – Don Cheadle

“If the moon defines the night and illuminates without direction, could the obscured that steered my life illuminate its intervention?” – School of Seven Bells

“Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

“The past does not exist and I’m told it never will.” – Modest Mouse

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung

“As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.” – Suzuki Roshi

“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

“Part of what psychedelics do is they decondition you from cultural values. This is what makes it such a political hot potato. Since all culture is a kind of con game, the most dangerous candy you can hand out is one which causes people to start questioning the rules of the game.” – Terence McKenna

“I think it’s all nonsense. It’s nonsense that’s repeated and acquires a certain reality because it’s repeated decade after decade by so many people, but it doesn’t make it more true.” – Unknown

“Just look at life with more playful eyes. Don’t be serious. Seriousness becomes like a blindness. Don’t pretend to be a thinker, a philosopher. Just simply be a human being. The whole world is showering its joy on you in so many ways, but you are too serious, you cannot open your heart.” – Osho

“You can run from your demons until you are exhausted, one day you will have to stop and find out what they wanted.” – That Handsome Devil

“Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.” – Deepak Chopra

“Becoming conscious of stillness whenever we encounter it in our lives will connect us with the formless and timeless dimension within ourselves, that which is beyond thought is beyond ego. It may be the stillness that pervades the world of nature, or the stillness of your room in the early hours of the morning, or the silent gap between sounds. Encounter stillness with stillness and find that you are who you are when the form dissolves.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Half the world’s starving; the other half is trying to lose weight.” – Roseanne Barr

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” – Alan Watts

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” – Andy Warhol

“Honest criticism and sensitive appreciation is directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry.” – T.S. Eliot

“With psychedelics, if you’re fortunate and break through, you understand what is truly of value in life. Material, power, dominance, and territory have no value. People wouldn’t fight wars, and the whole system we have currently would fall apart. People would become peaceful, loving citizens, not robots marching around in the dark with all their lights off.” – Gary Fisher, Ph.D.

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.” – Epicurus

“If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.” – Albert Einstein


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