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Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.

Sharon Salzberg

Have you ever analyzed things to the degree where you can’t really remember the difference between what’s real and what you’ve created in your head?

Edie Sedgwick

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I feel unspeakably lonely. And I feel - drained. It is a blank state of mind and soul I cannot describe to you as I think it would not make any difference. Also it is a very private feeling I have - that of melting into a perpetual nervous breakdown. I am often questioning myself what I further want to do, who I further wish to be; which parts of me, exactly, are still functioning properly. No answers, darling. At all.

Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait In Letters

Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.

Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore

There are certain people who come into your life, and leave a mark. Their place in your heart is tender; a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless.

Sara Zarr, Sweethearts

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.

Ashley Montagu

Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.

Herman Melville (via quotestuff)

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"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference." — Reinhold Niebuhr

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference."  Reinhold Niebuhr

Try not to confuse attachment and love. Attachment is about dependency and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give to you because you’re empty. It is about what you can give other because you’re already full.

Yasmin Mogahed

The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.

Maria Montessori

To change and to change for the better are two different things.

German proverb

The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not change the world exactly, just the bit around you.

David Nicholls (via quotewhore)

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