“How do you sleep while the city is burning?
Where do you go when you can’t go home?
How do you drink when there is blood in the water?
Where do you turn when the world moves on?”—Fire on the Mountain - Rob Thomas
“Let-go means no competition, no struggle, no fight… just relaxing with existence, wherever it leads. Not trying to control your future, not trying to control consequences, but allowing them to happen… not even thinking about them. Let-go is in the present; consequences are tomorrow. And let-go is such a delightful experience, a total relaxation, a deep synchronicity with existence.”—Osho (via itookadeepbreath)
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”— Paulo Coelho (via heartsnthoughts)
“Life is complicated. It starts before we’re ready, it continues while we’re still trying to figure out the point of it. And it ends long before we’ve worked out just what to do.”—Adrian Tan, for Reader’s Digest (via lovemidori)
“..to be true to myself, to be the person that was on the inside of me, and not play games. That’s what I’m trying to do mostly in the whole world, is to not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else”— Janis Joplin (via itookadeepbreath)
it’s in times like these that i can’t be happy. it’s like there is a road block in front of my mind telling me that i have to do something right. and as much as i want to crawl into bed and cry and let the feelings suck me in, i can’t. i can’t because it’s not worth it. it’s not worth my time to do that, not when the whole world is still spinning, still stupidly moving while i am clueless. because no one can love me like i want to be loved. they love on their own terms, the way they want. and my expectations crush me by myself. and i am left believing that the only people who are there forever are my family.
you know what’s weird? people use display or profile pictures of themselves smiling. but if you asked them how they really were most of them (if answering sincerely) aren’t smiling all the time. but if you ask them to represent themselves in a picture they chose the picture with the smile because that’s what matters the most. that smile, the happiness whether sincere or not trumps the sadness or the anger. every time, smiles are triumphant.
“suppress it. push it down because it’s likely that it is not reality. that’s just made up shit in your head.
but if you really want to know the truth, get out and deal with it. live it. then you’ll know everything you ever wondered about.”—wandering thoughts.
“Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world as it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not, not some other way.”—Elizabeth Wurtzel (via kari-shma)
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”—Arundhati Roy (via kari-shma)
“I never answer when I can help it. When people are insulting you, there is nothing so good for them as not to say a word- just to look at them and think. When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in- that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer you enemies.”—Sara Crewe, A Little Princess (via itookadeepbreath)