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Thinker Dreamer

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You are my home because you are the place I choose to return to over and over again. The place that, even when painful, means the most. You are my home because you have made me who I am, whether or not you realized what you were doing. You are my home because you showed me the best kind of love there is.

You showed me real, genuine, love-you-so-much-it-hurts-and-changes-me-at-my-core love. It was a blissful combination of finally feeling alive mixed with the most painfully difficult challenge I never thought I’d have to deal with. I didn’t know I could ever feel so strongly that I’d end up there.

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- Brianna Wiest (via myheartgoesbumbumbum)

(Source: adoseofwanderlust, via writingsforwinter)

"The practice of deep listening consists of keeping compassion alive in your hear the whole time that you are listening. You do not listen in order to judge, criticize or evaluate. You listen for one reason alone: to offer the other person a chance to express him or herself. That person is going ot say things that irritate you. He or she might express disapproval of you, heap blame on you, say things that are false. You have to be ready to listen to anything. You have to say to yourself, “I’m listening to this person not to criticize or judge him. I’m listening to give him a chance to express herself, to provide him with some relief- that’s all."

- Thich Nhat Hanh, “You Are Here.” (via panatmansam)

(via crimson-twinkie)

babeonthebeach:

Most beautiful scenery I have ever witnessed. (Myrtle Beach 2014)

"Having inner peace means committing to letting go of self-criticism and self-doubt."

- Sanaya Roman (via thecalminside)

(via lucasta)

"His body smelled like a precious-wood forest; his hair, like sandalwood, his skin, like cedar. It was as if he had always lived among trees and plants."

- Anaïs Nin, Little Birds (via floranymph)

(Source: wethinkwedream, via gap-var-ginnunga)

"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."

- Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via sannleikur)

"Give yourself a break. Just enjoy the day, your normal existence. Just sit. Just be."

- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (via thecalminside)

(via crimson-twinkie)

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do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.

you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
forever.

there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.

but you will never be
and have never been
“too much.”

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- "this started as something completely different, but everything comes back to you, doesn’t it?" - tyler ford (via tylerthelatteboy)

(via adequateantics)

anotic:

Burnaby Mountain, British Columbia  |  Shohei Katsuki

"A lot of us fall in love with ourselves. We fall in love with an illusion; an idea we created about someone. We fall in love with the colorful aspects of our imagination… it was you along."

- Awakened Vibrations  (via awakenedvibrations)

(via lotuscorda)

"You let go by acknowledging that the end of struggle is actually present in your experience now."

- Adyashanti (via ashramof1)

(via crimson-twinkie)

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Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.

Most of us do not take these situations as teachings. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape — all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can’t stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain.

When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality.

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- From “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron (via kimfearick)

(via crimson-twinkie)