Ian

22, Virginia

There was no duty for enlightened people, none, none except this: to seek themselves, to become certain of themselves, to grope forward along their own path, wherever it might lead. — I was deeply affected by that, and for me that was the profit from experience. I had often played with images of the future, I had dreamt roles that might be meant for me, as a poet, perhaps, or as a prophet, or as a painter, or whatever else.

That was all meaningless. I didn’t exist to write poetry, to preach sermons, to paint pictures; neither I nor anyone else existed for that purpose. All of that merely happened to a person along the way. Everyone had only one true vocation: to find themselves.

—   Hermann Hesse (via ragavairagya)

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“I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man.”

—   A.D. Williams (via kcowyo)

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“Wisdom without love is like having lungs but no air to breathe. Do not seek wisdom in order to acquire knowledge but in order to live and love more fully.”

—   Adyashanti (via lazyyogi)

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“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

“To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.”

—   Bill Watterson  (via maidinmontana)

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