Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Quotes on. . .acceptance activism animals awareness beauty challenges change choice comfort compassion confusion connection courage death difference dreams emotion experiences happiness humanity identity inner-peace introversion learning life longing loss love meaning mindfulness nature nonconformity opportunity passion perception purpose relationships risk seeking self-compassion self-discovery simplicity solitude spirituality suffering surrender thinking trust uncertainty wisdom