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"If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph."

- Unknown (via thexpotent)

Is it?

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In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.


Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.


Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

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- Osho (via awelltraveledwoman)

took me so long to master this. But I did.

#alhamdulillah

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"For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
futures
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive."

- Audre Lorde, “A Litany for Survival,” The Black Unicorn (via petrichour)

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Leather Notebook: Dear Society,

courtneythewriter:

How much weight should I lose
before I’m beautiful?

How many things should I know how to cook
before I can be a wife?

How many layers of clothes should I wear
so that I can be respectable?

How many girls should I kiss
to prove it’s not “just a phase”?

How many prayers must I pray
before you…

Word.

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nationalgeographicdaily:

Three Sisters Springs, Florida
Photo: Paul Nicklen

Kayaks crowd Three Sisters Springs, where people and mantees maintain a controversial coexistence. To reach warm water they need to survive winter, manatees often must run a gantlet of kayakers and snorkelers eager to interact with the marine mammals.

This, please.

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illusionwanderer:

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Brazil

tupac:

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Wow

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illusionwanderer:

Sua Trench, Samoa

An exposed cavity in the limestone here in Samoa has been turned into a popular swimming hole.
Photo by Daniel Gong

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maletrends:

atributetolife:

Sunset in Tuscany

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Should’ve followed my orbital line.
Kerana pelangi di bahuku hanyalah ilusi bermain di fikiranku.

Should’ve seen it from the start.
Kau hanya bayangan yang tidak dapat kukecapi.

Should’ve struck the core.
Jadi hati ini tidak pedih merintih.

I should have.
Tapi patutkah aku?

Should’ve followed my orbital line.
Kerana pelangi di bahuku hanyalah ilusi bermain di fikiranku.

Should’ve seen it from the start.
Kau hanya bayangan yang tidak dapat kukecapi.

Should’ve struck the core.
Jadi hati ini tidak pedih merintih.

I should have.
Tapi patutkah aku?