I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you, not a story you tell
If you have a lot of things... you get too attached to this material world and you forget spiritual values. You must cultivate poverty of spirit.
According to the Big Bang theory, the universe came into being in one single moment - a cosmic cataclysm that gave birth to black holes, brown dwarfs, matter and dark matter, energy and dark energy. It gave birth to galaxies and stars and moons and suns and planets and oceans. It's a hard concept to hold on to - the idea that there was a time before us. A time before time.
In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was everything.
"It's Mother Nature at her finest - awesome, beautiful, impersonal, murderous. Think about it: all that water and you could still die of thirst. And the whole point of waves is to suck your feet from under you so that you drown faster. The ocean will swallow you whole and not even notice you were there."
I don't appreciate how often people hide their scars...it's not fair to people who are struggling, to go on believing everyone else just has it totally together...I know you people sometimes lie awake at night torturing yourselves over the atrocities in this world and mortality and meaning.
Honest book about living with mental health. It's certainly not 'sugar-coated' like many of the other YA mental health books; it's a very unique story. We watch a girl, Evie, living with OCD (her recovery, her friendships, boys etc.) Beautiful, heart-breaking story. JUST READ IT!