“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking”—
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”— Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (via wordslessspoken)
I’d spent yesterday staining and sealing the deck I’d built fifteen years earlier. Thinking about things that have happened since, I recalled building that deck. I’d took a few days off work; my Dad would come by each day after lunch to see my progress. I’d set him up with a chair and coffee in the garage; he’d sit, have his coffee, smoke Bob the Pipe and ask me how I knew what I was doing. I didn’t have an answer. He told me that he was proud of me and that he loved me the week before he died in April of 2001; he knew his time was close. I’m grateful for his words, but had wished for them years earlier. It reminds me of present situations where we don’t say what we could; for whatever reasons. I may make some people uncomfortable, but at least you’ll know where I stand. Almost ten years of counseling has beaten communication into me. I’ll never return back to where I came from. So say what you mean to say. NOW.
“‘If you become more sensitive to beauty, to poetry, that means your love has blossomed. And all the energy that has been left by fear, anger and hate, will be taken over by your love, your sensitivity, your compassion, your creativity. This is the whole alchemy of changing base metals into gold.’”—Osho
“Be yourself and only yourself. Be careful what you allow into your body and into your space. Even the food you put into your body is crucial to your well-being and to your sense of Self.”—Leonard Jacobson (via serenityherenow)
It’s just one word.
It takes one second to read.
It takes one minute to think about it.
It takes one hour to explain it.
It takes one day to feel it.
It takes one week to demonstrate it.
…but it takes a lifetime to prove it.
Such a precious thing.
..and so often preventably abused.”—Parul Shah, modded by me.
Every day you hear people saying what they want and bought. Well, this is what I want, I want people who are sick to be healed. I want children with no families to be adopted. I want people to never have to worry about food and shelter and heat. Most of all, I would like to see our people start to care for one another. Now, let’s see how many people re-post this..
This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you’re looking for the love of your life, stop. They’ll be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple
All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, heart, and arms to new things and people. Ask the next person what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Life is short, so live your dream and wear your passion.
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”—Thich Nhat Hanh