Meditations

“First of all, you need to know that an emotion is only that—an emotion—even though it may be a big, strong one. You are so much bigger, so much more than this emotion.”

—   Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

laurabfernandez:

Wanna shake your tree…

The trees in my garden are giving us a beautiful harvest this year.

©2014laurabfernández

“A poet’s work … to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”

—   Salman Rushdie (via observando)

(via langleav)

“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”

—   Edvard Munch (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via thecalminside)

thejazzblues:

Charles Mingus Sextet Feat. Eric Dolphy - Fables of Faubus (Live at Cornell University, 1964)

(via gilbert-desmee)

“One must be willing to stand alone - in the unknown, with no reference to authority or the past or any of one’s conditioning. One must stand where no one has stood before in complete nakedness, innocence, and humility.”

—   Adyashanti, An Inner Revolution (via ladyjungle)

(via prometheanreach)

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

—   Elie Wiesel (via lazyyogi)

(via thecalminside)

I was suffering - surviving just by the skin of my teeth, clenched against the agony - but then Charles joined me at work, and, lo ! The murky clouds were bleached white and parted by sassy Moses, and sunlight poured forth in great abundance. XD