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Sogyal Rinpoche

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. —  Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book… Continue reading Sogyal Rinpoche

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Sogyal Rinpoche

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. —  Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book… Continue reading Sogyal Rinpoche

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Alejandra Pizarnik

Melancholia is, I believe, a musical problem: a dissonance, a change in rhythm. While on the outside everything happens with the vertiginous rhythm of a cataract, on the inside is the exhausted adagio of drops of water falling from time to tired time. For this reason the outside, seen from the melancholic inside, appears absurd… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Megan Miranda

I hadn’t known that a light could be a feeling and a sound could be a color and a kiss could be both a question and an answer. And that heaven could be the ocean or a person or this moment or something else entirely. — Megan Miranda, Fracture. (Walker Childrens; 1 edition January 17,… Continue reading Megan Miranda

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Megan Devine

Grief is visceral, not reasonable: the howling at the center of grief is raw and real. It is love in its most wild form. — Megan Devine, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. (Sounds True; Unabridged Edition, November 1, 2017)

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Ernest Becker

The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive. — Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death. (Free Press; 1 edition, May 8, 1997)W

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