on being fully alive

Shintaro Kago - "Living in a Maze"

Shintaro Kago – “Living in a Maze”

We are motivated more by aversion to the unpleasant than by a will toward truth, freedom, or healing. We are constantly attempting to escape our life, to avoid rather than enter our pain, and we wonder why it is so difficult to be fully alive.

― Stephen Levine, from A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last