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"Ask yourself what kind of person you want to be in the life that you will live today. Throughout the day, remind yourself that your life is happening right now."

- H.H. the Karmapa

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"When your mind is narrow, small things easily agitate you. Make your mind an ocean."

- Lama Yeshe

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

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- Rumi

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"Sometimes people will see what I write and ask if I “need to talk”
I’m not crying out for help
I’m burying the body."

- Walter Blake Knoblock

(via ruins-desubjectivity)

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"If you can’t solve it, it isn’t a problem- it’s Reality. And sometimes Reality is the hardest thing to understand, and the thing that takes the longest to realize."

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"I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them."

- Sara Eckel, This is Why You’re Still Single (It’s Not Why You Think)

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"Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I’d know it was something true. Now I’m trying to dig deeper. I didn’t want to write these pages until there were no hard feelings, no sharp ones. I do not have that luxury. I am sad and angry and I want everyone to be alive again. I want more landmarks, less landmines. I want to be grateful but I’m having a hard time with it."

- Richard Siken

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"Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire."

- Dan Brown

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"Always expecting this and expecting that. May I recommend serenity to you? A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment. Learn to be one with the joy of the moment."

- Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

(via confidentialonlinetherapist)

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"It’s not who you wanna spend Friday night with, it’s who you wanna spend all day Saturday with."

- Tommy, Friends with Benefits

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Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

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- Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty’

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"She keeps it simple and I am thankful for her kind of lovin’, ‘cause it’s simple"

- The Avett Brothers (January Wedding)

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"You’re going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. It’s not your job to change these people, but it’s your job to show them that your peace and gentleness do not equate to weakness. I have always appeared to be fragile and delicate but the thing is, I am not fragile and I am not delicate. I am very gentle but I can show you that the gentle also possess a poison. I compare myself to silk. People mistake silk to be weak but a silk handkerchief can protect the wearer from a gunshot. There are many people who will want to befriend you if you fit the description of what they think is weak; predators want to have friends that they can dominate over because that makes them feel strong and important. The truth is that predators have no strength and no courage. It is you who are strong, and it is you who has courage. I have lost many a friend over the fact that when they attempt to rip me, they can’t. They accuse me of being deceiving; I am not deceiving, I am just made of silk. It is they who are stupid and wrongly take gentleness and fairness for weakness. There are many more predators in this world, so I want you to be made of silk. You are silk."

- C. JoyBell C.

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"What’s the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, of being unhappy now just because you were then."

- Seneca

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