“We live almost completely immersed in a socially constructed reality that so fully absorbs our energy and attention that virtually none remains to experience the wonder of our existence.”
—Duane Elgin (via liberatingreality)
— (via mysticmementos)
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
— Rumi (via shaktilover)
I said never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are.
— Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance (via weaverofstars)
The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via lazyyogi)
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
— Jim Morrison (via fornicating)
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you, they belong not to you.
— Khalil Gibran (via adecentfellow)