Brave heart, darling

Living underneath the mango trees

"Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." - C.G. Jung (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"To live every day as if it has been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life… To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to." - Garth SteinThe Art of Racing in the Rain
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"no one warns you about the amount of mourning in growth." - Té V. Smith Releasing & Recieving  (via alteringminds)

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"Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging." -

Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"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)

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"give your creativity permission. it’s that simple, love." - nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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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.

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"'What happens when people open their hearts?'
‘They get better.’" - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via creatingaquietmind)

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"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
“heavily guarded”
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.)

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"The only advice I can give you is what you’re telling yourself. Only, maybe you’re too scared to listen." - Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere (via thresca)