I am a fool with a heart but no brain, and you are a fool with a brain but no heart; and we are both unhappy and we are both suffer.
– Foydor Dostoyevsky
Your feelings come and go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Be open to your feelings and experience them while they are there. Then be open to the feelings that will come next. Your feelings are part of your experience. Yet no mere feeling, however intense it may seem, is your permanent reality.
We dream to be young, only to grow old. We dream to be remembered, only to be forgotten. We dream to be full, only to be starved. We dream to be rich, only to be dress in rags. We dream of fresh water, only to see fresh tears. We dream to be heard, only to hear silence. We dream to be equal, only to see the men rule. We dream to have peace, only to shoot guns. We dream to be free, only to be barricaded. We dream these dreams, only to wakeup to a nightmare.
– Merideth Cronin