We don’t have to run after anything. We already contain the whole cosmos. We simply return to ourselves through mindfulness and touch the peace and joy that are already present within us and all around us. I have arrived. I am already home. There is nothing to do.
Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh (Shambhala Pocket Classics) (pp. 70-71). Shambhala. Kindle Edition.
“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about
myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though
I had a right to be here.”
— James Baldwin, Collected Essays