I see my life passing before my eyes… and idk… how did I get like this - paralyzed. Im stuck and idk how or why and that just makes everything even worse.
Meditation did not relieve me of my anxiety so much as flesh it out. It took my anxious response to the world, about which I felt a lot of confusion and shame, and let me understand it more completely. Perhaps the best way to phrase it is to say that meditation showed me that the other side of anxiety is desire. They exist in relationship to each other, not independently
— Mark Epstein, Open to Desire: Embracing a Lust for Life - Insights from Buddhism and Psychotherapy (via psych-quotes)
No matter how good things are, there will always be solitary nights you spend in your bedroom, in a car, or in a party full of your closest friends when it feels like the walls are caving in.
— Dan Campbell (via t0xicfairies)
According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else
— J.K. Rowling (via psych-quotes)