"They say that if God loves you, He will let you live a long life, but I wish that He loved me a little less. I wish that I didn’t live long enough to see my country in ruins."
-Ahmad, a 102 year old Syrian refugee.
photo: UNHCR, A. McConnell
Perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad.
Rainer Maria Rilke (via venuscomb)
When you walk through the gateway of your sacred purpose, you walk into yourself. Like the great wall of karma, it protects you from unconscious forces and holds your process safe. Blessingly buffered from the madness of the world, your purpose ﬁlters out those relationships and energies that undermine your expansion. Infused with vitality and a clariﬁed focus, new pathways of possibility appear where before there were obstacles. Life still has its challenges, but you interface with them differently, coated in an authenticity of purpose that sees through the veils to what really matters. The rivers of essence rise up to meet you, carrying you from one wave of expansion to another…
You can’t get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It’s the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless (via larmoyante)
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via larmoyante)
It’s not what people do to you, but what they mean, that hurts.
E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey (via larmoyante)
I would like you to stay
and talk with me
but I don’t want
you to feel that you
have to just because I’m here.
W.S. Merwin, “Yesterday” (via larmoyante)
watching inuyasha. say goodbye to life
I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
Oscar Wilde (via acrylicalchemy)
Focus your entire attention only on the feeling of existence within; this is all you need to do and the Self within will reveal itself in response to your unswerving determination.
Mooji (via unconditionedconsciousness)
this is prettier than what I painted