Seek the depth of things.

If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart…

— Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)


awritersruminations:

Things are not as easily understood nor as expressible as people usually would like us to believe. Most happenings are beyond expression; they exist where a word has never intruded. Even more inexpressible are works of art; mysterious entities they are, whose lives, compared to our fleeting ones, endure. 

—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (translated by Joan Marie Burnham)