Souls love. That’s what souls do. Egos don’t, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you’ll be amazed - all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one. When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don’t leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds, and galaxies-it’s all one. It’s one energy.
—  Ram Dass
Choice implies consciousness - a high degree of consciousness. Without it, you have no choice. Choice begins the moment you dis-identify from the mind and its conditioned patterns, the moment you become present….Nobody chooses dysfunction, conflict, pain. Nobody chooses insanity. They happen because there is not enough presence in you to dissolve the past, not enough light to dispel the darkness. You are not fully here. You have not quite woken up yet. In the meantime, the conditioned mind is running your life.
—  Eckhart Tolle
guys band is such a ride and die experience

theres a kid in my band and we always argue over who gets the best stands (almost got in a fight with him today, long story) but honestly i’ll miss him the most when graduation comes around

i guess what i’m trying to say is that in band, we bicker and fight a lot but you’ll never find a more inclusive or more close-knit group of people