Charles Bukowski ~ Anger

people are strange: they are constantly angered by
trivial things,
but on a major matter
like
totally wasting their lives,
they hardly seem to
notice…
~Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)

Freedom

Letting go gives us freedom,
and freedom is the only
condition for happiness. If, in
our heart, we still cling to
anything – anger, anxiety, or
possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Mind is like the wood or stone from which… – Bodhidharma

Mind is like the wood or stone from which a person carves an image. If he carves a dragon or a tiger, and seeing it fears it, he is like a stupid person creating a picture of hell and then afraid to face it. If he does not fear it, then his unnecessary thoughts will vanish. Part of the mind produces sight, sound, taste, odor and sensibility, and from them raises greed, anger and ignorance with all their accompanying likes and dislikes.

-Bodhidharma