"My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves."

Hermann Hesse (via liberatingreality)

Wow, I love this.

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Match her effort, Respect her hustle, Support her ambition, Protect her heart, Value her loyalty, Uplift her spirit, Love her unconditionally.

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“Zen is really just a reminder to stay alive and to be awake. We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling on the past. Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment. If you are truly aware of five minutes a day, then you are doing pretty well. We are beset by both the future and the past, and there is no reality apart from the here and now.”

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"The soul is never born and it never dies. It is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. It is not slain when the body is slain."

Bhagavad Gita (via pinealglands)

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"You have it already. You just can’t feel it because your mind is making too much noise."

Eckhart Tolle (via nirvikalpa)

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"I knew if I stayed where I was, nothing would get better; nothing would change. If I wanted to ease the pain, I had to try something different."

Sharon E. Rainey (via bananahut)

I can really relate to this one.

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"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake."

Elizabeth Gilbert  (via indiene)

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"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me."

Vincent van Gogh (via serendeee)

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"Sometimes one is overcome by depression, confusion, even anger and one is not really sure why - One may blame exhaustion, financial difficulties, relationship issues, (or lack thereof), or impatience boiling over when others are being unpleasant. But I suspect that all these stems from a much deeper malignancy - That as a young child you knew beauty, generosity, and the sublime innocence of love, yet what you keep seeing and experiencing is a world of ugliness and selfishness, of greed and hate. Perhaps this dilemma can be solved by learning to listen to your Soul when it offers another version of reality - It is the same reality that we were born to know, but was veiled by the distorted norms we were conditioned to believe as truth."