“What a queer gamble our existence is. We decide to do A instead of B and then the two roads diverge utterly and may lead in the end to heaven and to hell. Only later one sees how much and how awfully the fates differ. Yet what were the reasons for the choice? They may have been forgotten. Did one know what one was choosing? Certainly not.”
—Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea
"I’m not frightened. I’m not frightened of anything. The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, it will give it spice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete, and that thing is love."
"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly."
Patrick Overton (via observando)
"Be suspicious of what you want."
"This is a subtle Truth.
Whatever you Love, you are."
Rumi (via wordsnquotes)
"But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
Rumi (via quotes-shape-us)
"I could not have known what love is
if I had never felt this longing.
Anything done to excess becomes boring,
except this overflow that moves toward you.”
— Rumi, The Big Red Book
"I will be waiting here. For your silence to break. For your soul to shake. For your love to wake."
"There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen."
"-It was years ago but I remember it cos I was so thrown by the attitude of a man who wanted female attention but also hated them"
The Everyday Sexism Project
This broke my fucking heart
This is why you don’t lie about having mental disorders. It is not a joke.
This broke my heart
this is real ocd, not the people in school getting annoyed when their desk is messy.
"Tell me where it hurts, she’d say. Stop howling. Just calm down and show me where.
But some people can’t tell where it hurts. They can’t calm down. They can’t ever stop howling."
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (via mirroir)
"Today I choose to start fresh, because today is all that I have. My present world is created out of my present beliefs. I will not immobilize myself by continuing to blame my present experience on my past. Yesterday has very little to do with today unless I am guided by yesterday’s beliefs.
Only I can choose what I wish to think and feel today. I am learning how to function in a creative, positive way. This means that I am letting go of self-defeating patterns from the past. I am giving myself a healthy evaluation based on self-love. I do not carry the old remarks and shaming comments with me into the future. Who I am- is who I am TODAY.
The power exists within me to change my life- and so I will."
Rokelle Lerner (via doe-eyed-buddha-head)
I so needed to hear this now!