Wanna get a tattoo bad.. but, don’t wanna fall into this trap where I become obsessed with my own vanity. Call me crazy, but these dope tattoos sometimes feel like an ode to mortality. People want to create something beautiful so bad, and then forget that real beauty is inside. These bodies will decay, but the fruit of the spirit… that’s eternal. Just look at how intensely love (and hate) shape the people we become.
I love tattoos and the messages they convey, but I don’t wanna lose sight of why I’m actually beautiful which has nothing to do with the image I see in the mirror. And so… I’m torn.
14. Give up attachment. This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.