"There is nothing wrong. Sadness is not wrong. Fear is not wrong. Confusion is not wrong. Our pain is not wrong. Resisting our pain is what makes everything seem wrong. And yet here is a deeper truth, for those who are open: even our resistance of pain is not wrong. If that’s what’s happening, it cannot be wrong. It is a valid expression of life in the moment. Beyond ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. This love even embraces resistance. This Now is vast, and forgiving. Yet even ‘resistance’ is just another concept. Another judgement. Another way to make ourselves wrong. “Resistance bad”. “Acceptance good.” That’s what we learn. It’s not that we “resist” our pain. We just never learned how to be with it. How to sit with it. Stay with it. Have a cup of tea with it. See it as a beloved friend, at home in the vastness. Our ignorance is our innocence. We just never learned. Our pain is not wrong. It is an invitation. An ancient teaching. Universal. Free. Life invites us to come closer Falling through imagined layers Into great mystery."
Audrey Hepburn, and Putney; publicity still for Blake Edwards’ Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
I always get upset when she unceremoniously throws the cat out of the taxi. That’s not a cool thing to do.
I aughta be receiving my sailor moon vol 7-12 box set any day now and then this is what I will do.
dear amazon/UPS, I have been a pretty good girl this year. Please and thanks.
UPDATE: IT’S HERE IT’S HERE IT’S HERE HOORAY!!
(Source: cloudyrainwater, via freetobeabein)