Your brain is wired for survival, not happiness. That is why it keeps bringing up negative emotions, past mistakes and worries about the future. Because of this wiring, you can get stuck in repetitive cycles of self-criticism, worry and fear that interfere with your ability to enjoy the present moment.
Why anxiety is so hard to manage (and how to fix it)

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…but you can learn from the edges that blur O you who love clear edges more than anything watch the edges that blur.
Adrienne Rich, from Later Poems Selected And New: 1971 - 2012 (via violentwavesofemotion)
What I cannot say, is me. For that I came.
Adrienne Rich, from Later Poems Selected And New: 1971 - 2012 (via violentwavesofemotion)
I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
― Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (via quotes-shape-us)
Take me with you. I want a doomed love. I want streets at night, wind and rain, no one wondering where I am.
― Michael Cunningham, from The Hours
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