There is no escape from victimhood until we realize that we are responsible for our suffering. This doesn’t mean we’re in control of what happens—we’re not—but we are in complete control of our response to what happens. I can be naked and bleeding and not be a victim. A victim is a victim of himself.
When a man is suddenly disgusted by his anger, by the absurdity of it, then he’s not angry anymore. He’s enlightened.
Anger gets a lot of attention but relationship-wise the real scoundrel is impatience.
Ego’s death rattle begins as resistance ends. We can check ego’s vitality the next time we’re criticized, put on hold, cut off in traffic or nursing a groin pull.
When the now is all there is, we’re free. No attachments. No fear.