We are fascinated by our bodies but of “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower” we are mostly incurious.
When pain arises, don’t shrink away from it. Move toward it. Invest all your awareness in it. Pain is our best opportunity for spiritual growth. Compared to pain, pleasure is a stalling tactic.
The pursuit of pleasure, whether it’s a needle in the arm or a trip to St. Barts, always takes place against a background of pain. True happiness can only be found inside the self.
How does your heart garden grow? In silence.
The essential thing to know about the ego—that is, the voice in the head which never shuts up—is that it only wants what’s worst for you. It’s a pitchman for death.