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However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?-Buddha
My heart is a thousand years old. I am not like other people.
written by Charles Bukowski (via purplebuddhaproject)
Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
written by

Mandy Hale  (via explore-everywhere)

so much truth… and so hard to beg young people to believe… but i promise it is so much truth…

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(Source: theraptorkay, via ginandbird)

weekendplaylist:

crystallized // young the giant

In 20 years I won’t remember today; that scares me.
written by 10 Word Poem" series - #31 (via perfect)

(Source: lettersto-savemyself, via balancinghealth)

no that’s not a frisbee or a black hole, it’s a hat
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
written by Eliezer Yudkowsky (via abundance-mine)

(via flowertalks)

larstheyeti:

giving 90%
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…
written by Aldous Huxley, Island (via timedoesnotexisthere)

(Source: seabois, via montauk2manhattan)

versvcx:

one of the greatest songs I’ve had the honor to listen to

gets me every single time 

(Source: neptunes-daughterr, via avec-espoir)

Because if you’re lucky enough to have people in your life that make you happy, that inspire you, that move you, you need to devour each moment you have together because you never know how many of those moments you have left. These people are sacred.
written by Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love (via perfect)

(Source: quotethat, via myfunnybluevalentine)

She knows who she is.
She just forgot for a little while.
written by Donald Miller (via kvtes)

(Source: nonelikejesus, via kvtes)

1. When your friends ask you to hangout, and you don’t feel like it, don’t go. Don’t ever do things halfway or do something that makes you uncomfortable. With everything, give all of yourself, even the pieces you never knew existed.

2. It is okay to not know. Everyone always despises the phrase, “I don’t know” but no one tells you that it is okay to not know. The becoming is more important than the being, anyways.

3. If someone ever makes you feel less, in any way, you have every right to walk away. You have every right to cut out toxic people in your life. To close the door on people who make you feel bad about who you are or what you stand for. Friends don’t tear down, they build up.

4. Loss is always going to happen. Just like paint will always chip and rain will always fall, loss will always be part of life. No matter how much I don’t like it, or avoid it, it is going to walk my way at several times in my life. Learn to embrace it and learn to get closure.

5. Give yourself a chance. Stop saying, “I don’t think I can” or “But what if I am not able to?” and give yourself a chance. This may be cliche, but try to believe in yourself. When you get older, your knees won’t work the same and you won’t have the best memory, and you are going to wish you’d given yourself a chance years sooner.

6. Fall in love. Don’t be guarded before you fall in love. You could fall in love three times and still not find the right one, but none of it is going to make “the one” matter less. Don’t fall into that idea that your first love has to be your best love. Fall in love as many times as it naturally happens.

7. Firsts are going to be messy. First loves, first kisses, first dates, first failed tests, first college class, first time you drive a car, first time you ride a plane - first times were made to be imperfect. Just because it’s messy and all over the place, doesn’t mean it can’t be good or worthwhile.

8. You want another scoop of ice-cream? Go get it. Get three more scoops of ice-cream if that is what you want. “Fat” is not the opposite of beautiful and it is not the opposite of happy. Don’t let anyone tell you that your body type isn’t beautiful. Beauty is a social construct, create your own, become your own.

9. Let yourself be alone. Loneliness is not a bad thing. It is healthy and normal. Everyone needs to spend a good portion of their life alone. We learn who we are when we are alone; life is less crowded and more clear when we are alone.

10. If you aren’t happy where you are, change it. Quit your job, move, become a vegetarian, get a new hobby, pick up an old hobby, whatever you do - make sure it benefits you. Life is too short to not be alive, to not be passionate, and overflowing.


written by Amanda Helm  (via exoticwild)

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I’m making 2014 filled with lots of