"Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and dissociating from painful feelings are two examples. Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction—compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances, explosive anger, or any other behavior that’s out of control—knows that when the urge comes on it’s irresistible. The seduction is too strong. So we train again and again in less highly charged situations in which the urge is present but not so overwhelming. By training with everyday irritations, we develop the knack of refraining when the going gets rough. It takes patience and an understanding of how we’re hurting ourselves not to continue taking the same old escape route of speaking or acting out."
"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us."
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux.
"Man should live a life of community.
To live in a community is to live in love;
to live in a community is to live in commitment, caring for others.
If you want to drop the ego, the best way is to live in a community, live with people, be concerned with people — with their joy, with their sadness, with their happiness, with their life. Create a concern for the others, be involved, and then the ego will disappear on its own accord. And when the ego is not, one is free."
Osho - The Art of Dying, Chapter #3, ´Walking the Tightrope’