chrisburkard:

As a photographer, sometimes the best images are the ones way outside your norm.. The ones that speak to you spiritually + emotionally more than visually. The important thing is that we share these images because to me that is the meaning of Art.
You think women are weak? Women are forged of iron. My body, it has bled and blazed and broken, and yet it beats on. I am iron. A little rusted, perhaps, but still I endure. my 77 year old grandma, straight up reciting poetry at us to get out of going to the doctor’s office (via cora-hale)

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I want to regain my senses again. I want to be content with simple things. I want to be able to take in every detail of the world. I don’t want to wake up one day and realized I missed my life because I was distracted. I’m tired of upgrading material possessions to keep up with everyone else. I’m tired of being told that what I have isn’t enough, that I need more in order to be happy. I unsubscribe from that notion, and I propose a new one. I propose contentment. I propose simplicity. I believe that if we learned to marvel again at simple things, we would be far more content than the wealthiest man in the world, for money is finite, but the earth has no shortage of offerings.

Josh Abe

PREACH!

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thesumisgreaterthanitsparts:

VI.XI.MMXIII
#healingforms
The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving. Kai, Lessons in Life #39  (via thatkindofwoman)

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If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Roald Dahl
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People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in - told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream, and more. Remind each other of this. Stacey Jean Speer

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I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience. Meryl Streep

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Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.

Rumi (via meditationsinwonderland)

This is happening, and it’s way better than being stony…

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Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts so seriously. Eckhart Tolle

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