"In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine."

Milan Kundera (via youngfolksociety)

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"Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred."

 Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"“Kerouac adopted the term “beat” to explain certain attitudes, gestures, and lifestyles belonging to those who embodied “a weariness with all the forms, all the conventions of the world.” These folks would come to be known as “hipsters,” or simply “beat,” those “who really know where we are.”"

Excerpt from “The Philosophy of the Beats” by Sharin N. Elkholy. (via skylerejordan)

"I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."

Elizabeth Gilbert (via ramengirl48)

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"Love always requires courage and involves risk."

M. Scott Peck (via quotes-shape-us)

"I couldn’t live where there were no trees— something vital in me would starve."

Anne’s House of Dreams, L.M. Montgomery (via creatingaquietmind)

"Every time we believe the lie that we’re who we used to be, we roll the stone back into place like nothing happened."

Love Does // Bob Goff (via kvtes)

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"Watchfulness is not being careful or tiptoeing about; rather, watchfulness is experiencing something without any qualification-just the sudden glimpse itself. That has become a problem or an enigmatic question. We ask, “a sudden glimpse of what?” If we have nothing to say regarding what it is, then the whole thing is absurd. But if we could change our thinking style entirely and open our minds towards something slightly more than what we have and what we have even taught, then we could step beyond that level where everything is based on business transactions and profit making."

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

"Just to say ‘I believe’ or ‘I do not doubt’ does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual."

Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)



“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God….

"Tears are words that need to be written."

 Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life."

Psalm 143:8 (via kvtes)

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"I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday."

Lemony Snicket  (via blackbruise)

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"Pay no attention to harsh words uttered by others."

Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Because of its subliminally psychedelic effect, cannabis, when pursued as a lifestyle, places a person in intuitive contact with less goal-oriented and less competitive behavior patterns. For these reasons marijuana is unwelcome in the modern office environment, while a drug such as coffee, which reinforces the values of industrial culture, is both welcomed and encouraged. Cannabis use is correctly sensed as heretical and deeply disloyal to the values of male dominance and stratified hierarchy. Legalization of marijuana is thus a complex issue, since it involves legitimating a social factor that might ameliorate or even modify ego-dominant values."

"Food of the Gods" Terence McKenna