"And so [he] became a part of my life and a deep friend in the real sense of friendship, someone who really cared, or didn't care, I am not quite sure which it is - who deeply didn't care about who I was, therefore who I was began to wither, and the less I was of who I was, the better I felt."
"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling, on tiptoes and no luggage, not even a sponge bag, completely unencumbered."
ISLAND - ALDOUS HUXLEY
"If someone sits with me
And we talk about the Beloved
If I cannot give his heart comfort
If I cannot make him feel better
about himself and the world
Quickly run to the mosque and pray -
For you have committed
The only sin I know"
I HEARD GOD LAUGHING: POEMS OF HOPE AND JOY - HAFIZ
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