Quote Post: @lazenby

'[T]he thicket of mind and flesh, the one on fire with the awareness of death, of your grave-bound life. [A]nd above all, the awareness of the crumbling, meaningless insubstantiality of life lived only by your own lights. [T]hat burden is what … relationship[s] [can help relieve]'

― @lazenby on Tumblr

Source: https://www.tumblr.com/lazenby/693408280158093312/how-do-i-stop-being-so-horny-for-him-when-weve

Quote Post: Ernest Becker

'What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal? The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms.'

― Ernest Becker

Quote Post: Irvin D. Yalom

'If there are no rules, no grand designs, nothing we must do, then we are free to do as we choose … But we are unprepared; it is too much to bear, anxiety clamours for release, and, at both individual and social levels, we engage in a frenetic search to shield ourselves from freedom.'

― Irvin D. Yalom

Quote Post: Ernest Becker

'The irony of man's condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it and so we must shrink from being fully alive.'

― Ernest Becker

Quote Post: Irvin D. Yalom

'Death acts as a catalyst that can move one from one state of being to a higher one: from a state of wondering about how things are to a state of wonderment that they are. An awareness of death shifts one away from trivial preoccupations and provides life with depth and poignancy and entirely different perspective.'

― Irvin D. Yalom

Quote Post: Vladimir Nabokov

'The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.'

― Vladimir Nabokov

Quote Post: Thomas Hardy

If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.

― Thomas Hardy

Quote Post: Joseph L. Henderson

Death is a mystery for which we must prepare ourselves in the same spirit of submission and humility as we once learned to prepare ourselves for life.

― Joseph L. Henderson