Never give up.
Even if it means
being a stubborn ass
about not letting the appearances
of things deceive you.
It takes discipline.
Ruthless discipline.
It’s the only thing that makes you rise
out of who you just were.

My manual on how to stay alive.
After surviving.
Years.
It’s a messy business.
This thriving …
means lots of dying parts
give way to new starts.
Patience is key.
Paying attention vital.
All slips in judgment
have a cost

Everything passing
brings the full force
of witnessing continuously
oneself and others
bringing about a hodpodge
concoction of one’s own
understanding
and experience
of the present moment
as a plentiful
never ending beginning
of who you are

-arya sunyata