Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love.
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space.
Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
In 1995 French writer and journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke which left him afflicted with “locked in syndrome”. Trapped in his own body, he was only able to blink his left eye. Over time a communication…
Michael Kenna, Battersea Power Station, South West London
How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become?
Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views, courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“The truth is, creativity isn’t about wild talent as much as it’s about productivity. To find a few ideas that work, you need to try a lot that don’t.” ~ Robert Sutton