I have a lot of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky ways of cloudy innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere, or one universal self. Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes through everything, is one thing. It’s a dream already ended. There’s nothing from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the one vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.

The world you see is just a movie in your mind.

Jack Kerouac, excerpt from Kerouac’s letter to his ex-wife

Posted on March 13th, 2014 with 855 notes
Filed under litquotehappy birthdayjack kerouac


  1. oceancloud reblogged this from arpeggia
  2. yuungadultfriction reblogged this from arpeggia
  3. soulcleaning reblogged this from arpeggia
  4. michellebehre reblogged this from arpeggia
  5. suitcasespiledonthesidewalk reblogged this from arpeggia
  6. myarmisnotalilactree reblogged this from theredbonaparte
  7. punkassspacecadet reblogged this from arpeggia
  8. theredbonaparte reblogged this from arpeggia
  9. cigarettescoffeeandsex reblogged this from arpeggia
  10. awfuls0und reblogged this from arpeggia
  11. maybelline-my-life reblogged this from arpeggia
  12. precious-elizabethe reblogged this from arpeggia
  13. themidnightlaundry reblogged this from arpeggia
  14. mewwiwwin reblogged this from arpeggia
  15. prett-y-ugl-y reblogged this from arpeggia
  16. madcapinthewall reblogged this from arpeggia
  17. scottsreblogstuff reblogged this from wildness-isanecessity
  18. wildness-isanecessity reblogged this from dharma-bummedd
  19. mytotaldisaster reblogged this from dharma-bummedd