When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.

Alan Watts (via culturejolt)

In order to arrive at what you are not,
you must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know,
and what you own is what you do not own,
and where you are is where you are not.

From East Coker by T.S. Eliot (via hush-syrup)