Meowbean

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity. Nothing is better than simplicity.
-Walt Whitman

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

John Lennon (via feellng)

(via adequateantics)

There’s no story if there isn’t some conflict. The memorable things are usually not how pulled together everybody is. I think everybody feels lonely and trapped sometimes. I would think it’s more or less the norm.

This isn’t about a boyfriend. This is about two people in love with each other. This is about me deeply entrenched with being in love with this other human being. I love him and I am letting an ugly quality of myself drive us, rip us, tear us apart. This is about me potentially losing the one that I want to be with the most because of self esteem problems…because of me. And I’m terrified.

explore-blog:


"The universe is flux, life is opinion."

For a stimulating weekend: Marcus Aurelius's timelessly excellent Meditations, available as a free ebook. 

explore-blog:

"The universe is flux, life is opinion."

For a stimulating weekend: Marcus Aurelius's timelessly excellent Meditations, available as a free ebook

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""If you feed your children with food earned from corruption, they will be corrupt. If you feed your children with food earned from honesty, they will be honest."
(Dharamsala, India)

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"If you feed your children with food earned from corruption, they will be corrupt. If you feed your children with food earned from honesty, they will be honest."

(Dharamsala, India)

humansofnewyork:

Thanks to all of you who came to the meet-up in Delhi. It went about as well as a spontaneous meet-up could possibly go. Amazingly, we were able to have a pretty organized, calm speech. Until the very end, of course, when we ran from the police. Coolest part for me was when the police were looking for someone to blame for the crowd, and asked: “Who is he with?” And everyone screamed in unison:"All of us!"

humansofnewyork:

Thanks to all of you who came to the meet-up in Delhi. It went about as well as a spontaneous meet-up could possibly go. Amazingly, we were able to have a pretty organized, calm speech. Until the very end, of course, when we ran from the police. Coolest part for me was when the police were looking for someone to blame for the crowd, and asked: “Who is he with?” And everyone screamed in unison:
"All of us!"

Every day, think as you wake up, ‘Today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.’

—Dalai Lama (via shaktilover)