There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself. You can be happy that way. But once you know the other interpretation you no longer have the choice of following the crowd. Sinclair, the majority’s path is an easy one, ours is difficult.
Demian, Hermann Hesse (via krazkastra)
The things we see are the same things that are in us. The only reality is the one we have in us. That’s why most people’s lives are so unreal, because they consider the external images to be real and don’t allow their own world within themselves to tell them anything. They can be happy that way. But when a person knows the other way, he is no longer free to choose the path that most people follow. The path of the majority is easy, ours is hard — Let’s go.
Hermann Hesse (via lazylucid)