these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
— Siddhārtha Gautama” —(via journalofanobody)
Love and violence, properly speaking, are polar opposites. Love lets the other be, but with affection and concern. Violence attempts to constrain the other’s freedom, to force him to act in the way we desire, but with ultimate lack of concern, with indifference to the other’s own existence or destiny.
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.” —R.D. Laing (via fuckyeahexistentialism)