“People who swear a lot tend to be more honest, loyal and upfront with their friends.”
— (via sadis-gate)
I thoroughly believe this. I read an article once about just this — people who swear are more honest in general and especially more honest to others about who they are. They are not terribly concerned with keeping up appearances or presenting an idealized image of themselves to the public.
“How can we avoid bad habits like smoking cigarettes and chewing pan? A: Not only smoking cigarettes or chewing pan—there are so many different types of addictions. When you practice Vipassana, you will understand that your addiction is not actually to that particular substance. It seems as if you are addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, drugs or pan; but the real fact is that you are addicted to a particular sensation in the body. When you smoke a cigarette, there is a sensation in the body. When you chew pan, there is a sensation in the body. When you take a drug, there is a sensation in the body. Similarly, when you are addicted to anger or passion, these are also related to body sensations. Your addiction is to the sensations. Through Vipassana you come out of that addiction. You come out of all outside addictions also. It is so natural, so scientific. Just try and you will find how it works.”
S.N. Goenka ji
Source: The Gracious flow of Dhamma, for details visit: www.vridhamma.org
“Depression is stupid and not a thing that makes me a better writer. One time I went a whole year without writing and I stayed in bed and drank. Fuck your Bukowskisms. I want sunlight and love and running down some street I’ve never been on where it’s warm and cool at the same time and I’m smiling. I want nothing to ever be bad again- and I don’t mean that I want a life free of conflict, I mean that I want a life free of meaningless conflict. Not being able to will oneself to take a shower or leave the house is meaningless. There is nothing to be gained, no lesson to be learned from that kind of life. My heart is stale, my prose is stale. Give me fire if you want to hurt me. Give me something I can taste. There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about where I am. There’s nothing here worth holding onto.”
— By Joshua Espinoza (via doubtsbestally)