Once you realize that most of your thoughts are lies and not worthy guides, you lose interest in them. Some thoughts and words are useful, such as ‘please pass the butter,’ but most do not refer to anything real or serve any purpose. Once you see this, you can’t be bothered with them anymore. They can’t compete with the richness of the present moment. The difference between thoughts and the present moment is like the difference between fantasy and reality.
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this