“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes.”
— Jack Kornfield (via lazyyogi)
7:51 pm • 27 July 2014 • 360 notes
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
— Mary Oliver (via observando)
6:32 am • 24 July 2014 • 1,091 notes
“The lover who leans upon the beloved’s response, his love is like the flame that needs oil to live; but the lover who stands on his own feet, is like the lantern of the sun that burns without oil.”
— Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Dance of the Soul: Gayan, Vadan, Nirtan (via larmoyante)
6:25 am • 24 July 2014 • 1,003 notes
“Nothing would have changed the reality that the person you were in love with had stopped loving you somewhere along the line, whether it was in the middle of a conversation or while driving under a bridge or when they made eye contact with someone new and wonderful. It doesn’t matter. Stop wasting your time on them. You don’t need to stop your story just because they are no longer a main character. Do not take back what has already poisoned you. Instead start healing and start healing soon.”
— Raquel, How to stop loving someone who does not love you (via larmoyante)
8:39 pm • 23 July 2014 • 3,855 notes
“Be with someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face before you’ve put your make up on, an embarrassing story to tell about something that happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six… make sure you end up with someone who knows all of it and still loves you. A person you can tell your whole life to is a person worth spending a life with.”
— these-greatexpectations (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: your-daisyfreshgirl, via katiesfightforfitness)
1:43 am • 23 July 2014 • 179,627 notes
“No matter how great of a woman you are, you will never be good enough for a man who isn’t ready. I learned that the hard way.”
— My past experiences (via ignitethem)
(Source: lovelywiles, via planstobesurprised)
1:38 am • 23 July 2014 • 29,507 notes
dear sister, dear dirty finger nails,
those pleading eyes scream it’s been pulling at your roots.
you don’t have to tell me (i know what you know).
they told us about magic carpet rides and left out the part about unsettled souls.
only look to the ocean. to the tree tops. they speak. (like you speak.)
we take time with our water, our wood, our speak.
we learn how to layer ourselves, slice down inside two pieces of bread and serve ourselves up,
maybe with some cream cheese (just the way you like it).
3:25 am • 22 July 2014 • 2 notes
"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman
(Source: herkindoftea, via thatkindofwoman)
3:21 am • 22 July 2014 • 5,781 notes
“Just yesterday I watched an ant crossing a path, through the
tumbled pine needles she toiled.
And I thought: she will never live another life but this one.
And I thought: if she lives her life with all her strength
is she not wonderful and wise?
And I continued this up the miraculous pyramid of everything
until I came to myself.”
— Mary Oliver, Reckless Poem (via defense-mechanisms)
3:20 am • 21 July 2014 • 29 notes
“After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.”
— Veronica Shoffstall, “Comes the Dawn” (via larmoyante)
6:31 am • 20 July 2014 • 4,963 notes
“You’ll walk a city street that your feet have never touched before and you’ll be terrified of getting lost and that feeling is what’ll help you find the way home.”
— Azra Tabassum (via larmoyante)
5:37 am • 20 July 2014 • 3,053 notes
“You want the sweetness of our beginning without the bitterness of our struggle - what are you asking - do you want light without shadow?”
— John Geddes (via seabois)
2:13 am • 20 July 2014 • 381 notes