Close your eyes, clear your heart, let it go...

"I do better with meditation when I don’t let my expectations get in the way. I used to worry that I wasn’t breathing in the right way, and I’d get anxious and pulled out of the meditation. I eventually figured out that just paying attention to my breath is enough. Similarly, with immersive reading, I’m open to whatever the experience will be. I just pay attention and the language reveals itself. I used to think that meditation meant emptying my mind, but I learned that the mind is designed to think, and I can’t stop it from doing its job. Meditation is more about just paying attention to the thoughts than trying to grab up the positive ones and banish the negative ones. I think immersive reading is like that."

- from Reading as a Kind of Meditation by Jessica Tripler

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"A passionate woman is worth the chaos."

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"As I grieve the loss of someone or something dear to me, I also grieve an aspect of me that inevitably dies with that association. Whether it is the loss of a relationship, a creative project, a job or a longed for dream. The person I was, in relationship to that person or thing also seems to go. Though the loss may be painful, holding on potentially creates more pain."

- Unknown, the Soulful Woman Facebook page

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Moms can be pretty amazing and as I spend more time remembering moments with mine, I am realizing things she did for me that I never recognized at the time. I wish I could have told her thank you for so many things. I wish she could have been here for when I got older and started appreciating her more. I love my mom and that’s something I’ve rarely been able to feel. But I do and I wish I had been more clear about that all along.

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"But the pleasant thing is to wake early, throw open the window, and lie reading in bed."

- Edward Fitzgerald, from a letter to W. F. Pollock, May 3, 1840

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softsweettouch:

bile7:

bile7:

What I do?

When that baby walks away with her hand in the air sayin “OKAY” is me

whhahaaaaat she is too cute!!!

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#khris

countsassula:

i love getting kissed on the forehead so much it’s like they’re saying “hey i’m gonna show you affection but i’m not trying to get anything out of this, i just want you to feel happy” 

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#yes

"Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real."

- Eckhart Tolle

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mtnsformiles:

Even if I never hear from him again it was just so nice to finally talk to someone who knows exactly what it’s like to be me right now.

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Times Like These
by Seven Mary Three
from Rock Crown

Times Like These | Seven Mary Three

I rolled the number last night and I walked in my sleep
And I could feel all the nerves in the tips of my teeth
As they crumbled into dust and washed into the sea
I finally shut my mouth so I could hear myself think, saying

It only gets to me in times like these…

And times like these are getting to me

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chrismerallie:

One hand on the steering wheel, the other on her inner thigh.

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Sunset tonight ♡

Sunset tonight ♡

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