“She is ideas, feelings, urges, and memory. She has been lost and half forgotten for a long, long time. She is the source, the light, the night, the dark, and daybreak. She is the smell of good mud and the back leg of a fox. The birds which tell us secrets belong to her. She is the voice that says, “This way, this way.””
— 'Women Who Run With the Wolves', Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D (via cosmicspread) (via phocks)
(Source: redcigar, via ofthewater)
11:20 am • 15 May 2014 • 2,324 notes
“Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now,
while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me:
Even as they strike you down
with a mountain of hatred and violence;
even as they step on you and crush you like a worm,
even as they dismember and disembowel you,
remember, brother, remember: man is not your enemy.
The only thing worthy of you is compassion —-
invincible, limitless, unconditional.
Hatred will never let you face the beast in man.
One day, when you face this beast alone,
with your courage intact, your eyes kind,
untroubled(even as no one sees them),
out of your smile will bloom a flower.
And those who love you will behold you
across ten thousands worlds of birth and dying.
Alone again, I will go on with bent head,
knowing that love has become eternal.
On the long rough road, the sun and the moon will continue to shine.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
12:25 pm • 1 May 2014 • 6 notes
- “A Cat’s Guide To Taking Care of Your Human” [x]
I don’t even like cats and this is cute.
12:39 pm • 21 April 2014 • 217,782 notes
A beautifully done animation on how you became you.
See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.
From 300 or so million down to ONE.
YOU. MADE. IT.
NIGGA WE MADE IT
12:33 pm • 21 April 2014 • 80,567 notes
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.
But that’s all.
— Dear Sugar, The Future Has An Ancient Heart (via mirroir)
(Source: vegetable, via pucharella)
12:28 pm • 21 April 2014 • 3,310 notes