My advice to you is as follows:
one, learn meditation practice;
two, empower yourself with your own emotions –
don’t be afraid of grief, or heartthrob;
three, be willing to expose yourself and be a fool,
to not be intimidated in the presence of presidents
and rock stars, but come on as a gentle, living,
flesh and blood human being.
Don’t treat people as icons.
If what you’re doing is considered by all your friends
as too far out, think thrice –
so you don’t go outside the bounds of sanity –
check it out.
Get a good education in reading the Eastern and Western classics. Avoid animal fat.
Be a slave to love.
Wear your heart on your sleeve.
Twenty rejections in a row are wiped out by one acceptance.
— Allen Ginsberg