"It is impossible to hate or fear anything or anyone we truly understand."

Christina Feldman

From: Williams, J.M.G, Teasdale, J.D., Kabat-Zinn, J., & Segal, Z.V. (2007). The mindful way through depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. New York: Guilford Press.

(Source: yoga9vipassana)

"'One never reaches home,' she said. 'But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.'"

Hermann Hesse, Demian (via whyallcaps)

(via zenhumanism)

"Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations."

Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

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simplysheerene:

I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.

(via oregonfairy)

"Kill your curiosity. Kiss me already."

"Hesitation (Six Word Story)" - Nishat Ahmed (via sickwithsyllables)

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"Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door."

Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World  (via ab-sences)

(Source: thesoutherly, via loveyourchaos)

"I guess it’s true what they say: if you wait long enough everything changes."

Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her (via bookmania)

(via teachingliteracy)

"

People always say that it hurts at night
and apparently screaming into your pillow at 3am
is the romantic equivalent of being heartbroken.

But sometimes
it’s 9am on a tuesday morning
and you’re standing at the kitchen bench waiting for the toast to pop up

And the smell of dusty sunlight and earl gray tea makes you miss them so much
you don’t know what to do with your hands.

"

Rosie Scanlan, On Missing Them  (via bluegirls)

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rnusicality:

fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

(via lunakundalini)

chocolatecoffeeandbooks:

I go to a women’s college. We have a walkway where bricks can be purchased by alumnae. Most just say names or class years/mascots. But this one. This one is special. It speaks to me.

chocolatecoffeeandbooks:

I go to a women’s college. We have a walkway where bricks can be purchased by alumnae. Most just say names or class years/mascots. But this one. This one is special. It speaks to me.

(via ate-icecream-in-a-desert-dream)