To live is the rarest thing in the world.

As you go about your life, don’t give 100 percent of your attention to the external world and to your mind. Keep some within. Feel the inner body even when engaged in everyday activities, especially when you are relating with nature. Feel the stillness deep inside it. Keep the portal open.

Eckhart Tolle (via awakenedvibrations)

Loneliness

Do you know the feeling when you’re surrounded by people all the time, and yet completely alone?

It’s the alone that inflates with silence that makes your ears ring. It’s the ache in the pit of your gut that boils the insecurities. It’s the bloated emptiness that’s waiting for a trigger to turn explosive.

When you have so much to tell but you can’t. Because you made a choice to go down this path earlier and you just have to stick it out.

The most fundamental lesson from this experience: If we wanted someone to talk to and confide, we had to ask for them. It was our responsibility to make the first move.