"I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it."

— Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover (via fanoos-am)

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Paris 1963 
Photo: Claude Renaud 


Paris 1963 

Photo: Claude Renaud 

(via under-the-gaslight)

"We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there’s conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace.
The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you’re living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.
The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter."

— Alberto Villoldo  (via elige)

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A Bird, came down the Walk -
He did not know I saw -
He bit an Angle Worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,

And then, he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass -
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass -

He glanced with rapid eyes,
That hurried all abroad -
They looked like…

"There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it."

Gustave Flaubert (via misswallflower)


As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
(do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you wage your wars, think of others
(do not forget those who seek peace).
As you pay your water bill, think of others
(those who are nursed by clouds).
As you return home, to your home,…

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."

— (Marcus Aurelius)

(Source: trusimplicity, via dreams-of-utopia)


It does not make sense to feel hatred for ignorance. It neither helps the ignorance nor alleviates the suffering; it only compounds harm with more harm.

What helps ignorance is bringing wisdom and compassion to bear on the situation…Compassion feels the suffering caused by ignorance, and wisdom understands what to do.


Joseph Goldstein,

Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom

(via yoga9vipassana)

"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed."

— Dalai Lama (via yogachocolatelove)

(via yoga9vipassana)

"Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes."

— Jack Kornfield (via lazyyogi)

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