" Hypervigilance sounds innocuous, but it is in fact exhaustingly distressing, a conditioned response to life-threatening situations. Imagine there’s a murderer in your house. And it is dark outside, and the electricity is out. Imagine your nervous system spiking, readying you as you feel your way along the walls, the sensitivity of your hearing, the tautness in your muscles, the alertness shooting around inside your skull. And then imagine feeling like that all the time. "
" What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. "
Henry David Thoreau (via purplebuddhaproject)
my life is a mix of 50% wondering if it’s too late to drink coffee and 50% wondering if it’s too early to drink alcohol.
avoiding everything is the answer