The truth is, everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that’s the only time everything will be okay.
listen for the sounds the fields make
the tongues the trees are speaking in
the love the leaves are making with the wind
Anis Mojgani, from “The Manual,” in Over the Anvil We Stretch (2008)
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.
An Indian Classical Dance form of Kathak.
by Harshit Thaker
Stunning anatomical art by Latvian illustrator Alex Konahin – best thing since artist Andrea Dezsö’s heart embroidery.
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kind.
Dalai Lama (via thatkindofwoman)
for when I get too concerned about being “successful,” remembering that “success” is defined by loving wholeheartedly, not competing unnecessarily.
1) Eat better. You have a chalkboard; use it. Make menus. Plan meals.
2) Read at least one chapter of a book for fun each day.
3) Go on a drive once a week. Have no particular destination other than a stop for iced tea. Put on music and see where you end up.
4) Listen to a record straight through without doing anything else. Sometimes music needs your full attention.
5) Doodle. Who cares how shitty of an artist you are? Give it a shot. Create.
6) Go to coffee shops. There’s a million in the city. Get out of the house for a while.
7) Ask a friend to go to dinner. Simply as friends and for no particular reason. Pick up the bill.
8) Allow yourself to fall in love. Let things happen. See where it goes. Take the risk.
Joshua Angell || Eight Things To Start Doing (via homemayde)
One day I’m just gonna be chilling on my window seat with perfectly winged eyeliner and a flowing white saree and my necks and ears and nose with be full with heavy gold earring while my hands are feet are covered in mehndi and I’ll be reading poems by Tagore and listening to ghazals and smoking from a beautiful hookah and oh theres just gonna be a tiger chilling next to me too.
Meditation did not relieve me of my anxiety so much as flesh it out. It took my anxious response to the world, about which I felt a lot of confusion and shame, and let me understand it more completely. Perhaps the best way to phrase it is to say that meditation showed me that the other side of anxiety is desire. They exist in relationship to each other, not independently
Mark Epstein, Open to Desire: Embracing a Lust for Life - Insights from Buddhism and Psychotherapy (via psych-quotes)
remind me of this when I get anxious, please.
look if you say you don’t need feminism you are either an upper class white cismale or you don’t understand what feminism is
If you say you don’t need feminism, you don’t understand what feminism is. Even upper class white cismales need feminism.
so many big life news and thoughts today. I am so grateful for the amazing people who share their lives with me, who allow me to share my life with them, to share in our collective sadnesses and our collective happinesses, and the deepest, purest love that all that engenders.
I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it - in science - sympathetic vibrations.