"The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers." - Rabindranath Tagore (via sapta-loka)
(Source: thecalminside, via goodmemory)
I used to think my dad was super shitty. But the more mistakes I made in my own life, the more obstacles were thrown my way, the more I developed a sense of compassion for the human experience. I started asking questions about his life, his childhood, his experiences (to others, not him) and developed an understanding of his personal demons. While that doesn’t justify the fact he hasn’t confronted them, it also reminded me that our parents are still figuring it out too. So on a day like today, extract the lesson from your pain. And send your dad positive thoughts that he will one day be ok, too.
Happy Father’s Day to those who have gotten it right. And Happy Father’s Day to those who are still figuring it out.
" - Hey Fran Hey
"'What happens when people open their hearts?'
‘They get better.’" - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: larmoyante, via creatingaquietmind)
"i have never been good at being careless.
the world has shaped my posture, stiffened my shoulders,
raised my defenses like castle walls.
the other day, someone said they would describe me as
and i wasn’t sure how to react to being told that my heart
is like a damsel in distress, coughing out car-alarm sirens
whenever someone gets too close.
my back and my ribs and my chest have all been hurting lately.
my mother takes her steady hands and pushes my shoulders down, telling me that
you are not atlas, baby. you can let go." - the weight of the world does not rest on my shoulders, so how come i can feel the pain of seven billion in my bones? (k.m.r.)
(Source: johnkeatings, via creatingaquietmind)
"People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this." - Stacey Jean Speer (via aestheticintrovert)
(Source: m0re-adventurous, via bctfa)
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." - Henry David Thoreau (via sophianism)