Serena. 20. Takin' it easy
"To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now."
"The first step in knowledge is to listen, then to be quiet and attentive, then to preserve it, then to put it into practice and then to spread it."
Sufyan Ibn ’Uyainah, rahimahullah, [Reported in Hilyah Al-Awliya Vol.3 p.283] (via sayingsofthesalaf)
arabianwave:

pixieandcorky:

visual-intellect:

goadthings:

Homeless mom prepares her daughter for school, India. Photo By Gautam Basu.

POWERFUL

pixieandcorky
        …a reality of others, of which we may not be aware, but should..

sad yet happy idk

arabianwave:

pixieandcorky:

visual-intellect:

goadthings:

Homeless mom prepares her daughter for school, India. Photo By Gautam Basu.

POWERFUL

pixieandcorky

        …a reality of others, of which we may not be aware, but should..

sad yet happy idk

Sunday, October 19, 2014
"My desires in a relationship have changed over time. I no longer want someone who promises to always love me and never leave me, I need someone who understands that life happens and sometimes things don’t work out. I don’t want someone who sugar coats things and never gets angry with me, I need someone to tell me how it really is and put me in my place. I need to be able to go five hours without talking to you and not feel lost or incomplete. I am complete without you. But with you, I want to be so much better. I want to be stronger with you. I want us to grow together and help each other grow individually. I don’t need you, but I really fucking want you. And this may not work out, but the fact that you understand all of this and this how our relationship works, makes me think we’ve got a pretty good shot."
This is why I have so much faith in us (via boobslyn)
"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control."
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via larmoyante)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014

brobecks:

"tired" isn’t even a temporary state for me anymore it’s just an inherent part of my personality at this point

Friday, October 10, 2014

kristenmastora7:

gallium-knight:

Here’s a test:

I’m holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other.

I’m going to drop one. You chose which.

If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to decide. You should have to flip a coin, that’s how impossible the decision should be.

Shot in the dark, you saved the baby.

Because you’re aware there’s a difference.

Now admit it

woah.

"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn."
C. S. Lewis (via psych-facts)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Light in Her Eyes (2011)

"She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you."
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via fusels)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
"Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that’s ok with them."
Alain de Botton  (via thatkindofwoman)
Sunday, October 5, 2014

championofazura:

Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014
"TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
Howard Zinn (via feellng)
 
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