Reflejos: Excerpt from Awaken to... →
veareflejos: Meditation is not so much a process of stilling the mind as of perceiving realities that exist beyond the mind. There is an inner world that can be perceived only when the attention has been turned away from material involvement and redirected toward the divine source within. “Listening” entails…
...aaaand this is why Romeo & Juliet's not my fave
romeo: hey i just met you.
romeo: and this is crazy.
romeo: but i saw you at your dad's party that i wasn't supposed to attend and i thought you were pretty cute so i followed you and we kissed but then your nanny called you away and i found out you were a capulet and got bummed so i sneaked into your back yard in the middle of the night and climbed your balcony uninvited to profess my undying love after an hour even though i wanted to bone rosaline like two scenes ago.
romeo: so marry me maybe.
“I have never met a truly strong person who didn’t have self-respect. I think a lot of inwardly and outwardly directed contempt passes itself off as self-respect: the idea of raising yourself by stepping on someone’s shoulders instead of doing it yourself. When I see guys working out for cosmetic reasons, I see vanity exposing them in the worst way, as cartoon characters, billboards for...
Crashingly Beautiful: The World Loved by Moonlight →
crashinglybeautiful: You must try, the voice said, to become colder. I understood at once. It is like the bodies of gods: cast in bronze, braced in stone. Only something heartless could bear the full weight. —Jane Hirshfield, “The World Loved By Moonlight” “Its source was a sentence written by Chekhov in a letter…
You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not...– Azar Nafisi (via venebelle)
Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew. It’s the same when love comes to an...– Jack Gilbert, “Failing and Flying” (via youngfolksociety)
Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thenocturnals)
crashinglybeautiful: “On soft Spring nights I’ll stand in the yard under the stars - Something good will come out of all things yet - And it will be golden and eternal just like that - There’s no need to say another word.” —Jack Kerouac Thank you, theworkofwings.