Inspiring words, centering thoughts, happy art. Yoga, zen studies, mindfulness, finding happiness through not seeking it. Acceptance, and self love. Spiritual connection with nature. Healthy eating, whole foods, exercise as a form of thanks, and above all, gratitude.

September 22, 2014 3:01 pm September 21, 2014 3:01 pm September 20, 2014 3:01 pm
"Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, you raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others."

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (via purplebuddhaproject)

(Source: abiding-in-peace, via infjism)

September 19, 2014 3:01 pm
"At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely fact of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare."

Caitlin Moran (via scatteredandshining)

(Source: lustsandluxuries, via rightpropervillain)

September 18, 2014 3:01 pm September 17, 2014 3:01 pm
"To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Unitarian, author, reformer)

(Source: uuquotes, via gohomekiki)

September 16, 2014 3:01 pm
internal-acceptance-movement:

Your worth as a person is inherent.
You exist and therefore, you’re important and you matter.
And with or without anyone’s affection or approval, you’re enough. 

internal-acceptance-movement:

Your worth as a person is inherent.

You exist and therefore, you’re important and you matter.

And with or without anyone’s affection or approval, you’re enough. 

(Source: keepsmilingandloving)

September 15, 2014 3:01 pm
"I almost thanked you for
teaching me something about survival
back there,
but then I remembered
that the ocean never
handed me the gift of swimming.
I gave it to myself."

Y.Z, what I forgot to remember (via splitterherzen)

(Source: rustyvoices, via internal-acceptance-movement)

September 14, 2014 3:01 pm September 13, 2014 3:01 pm

fuckingrecipes:

REMEMBER THIS ADVICE? 

"You have to love yourself before you can be loved"

YEAH, THAT? FUCK THAT SHIT! 

LOVING YOURSELF IS NOT A QUALIFIER ON HAVING SOMEONE RECOGNIZE YOUR BRILLIANCE AND ADORE YOU! 

LIKEWISE, NO ONE HAS TO LOVE YOU BEFORE YOU’RE ABLE TO LOVE YOURSELF! 

CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION! RIGHT, MY SCIENCE AND STATISTICS HOMIES?

AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT I THINK YOU’RE A CLASSY, VIKING WARRIOR-WORTHY MOTHERFUCKER, AND IF I WERE STANDING AROUND I’D HUG THE SHIT OUT OF YOU BECAUSE YOU DESERVE AL THE LOVE IN THE GODDAMN WORLD. 

TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING GLORIOUS, BECAUSE YOU’RE A BEAUTIFUL CREATURE. 

*victorious trumpeting*