The things we lie about are representations of the things we fear.
Fear of loss
Fear of power (losing power, the presence of power, the pressure of power, etc.)
Fear of being exposed
Fear of vulnerability
Fear of betrayal
Fear of acceptance
Fear of self
Fear of other
I can do nothing for you but work on myself. You can do nothing for me but work on yourself.
~ Ram Dass
“I want everything quiet and simple. For me: walking barefoot, sitting still, reading, listening to stories and now and then telling some myself. Eating fruit, drinking milk, longing to create, but with patience and many insights.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke, from a letter to Lou Salomé witten c. March 1904
"Stop trying. Take long walks. Look at scenery. Doze off at noon. Don't even think about flying. And then, pretty soon, you'll be flying again."
— Ursula, kikis delivery service