“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” —Henry David Thoreau (via aquietar)
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.” —Leo Tolstoy (via theorthodoxheretic)
Don't dwell on worries; everything that needs to be already is and will be. Patience teaches more than just the passage of time.
“Does anything in the universe truly die or end? On Earth, when an animal dies, it decomposes an its molecules get absorbed into the soil, the air… and that gets reincorporated into the next generation of creatures. We also see this in the universe, when one star dies, another one is born. In fact, our own sun is what we call a “second generation star” and it is here because another star died.” —Known Universe (via cordisre)
“Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.” — Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)