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"The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back."

Ram Dass (via thecalminside)

finna get deep; ballz deep in yo hearrtttt

in an acquaintance or a relationship, i find it’s most comforting interacting and hanging with people with the mindset that we are on equivalent levels of love and and respect for, not just each other, but love and respect for ourselves as well. i want you to know i have no expectations of you and i hope you don’t have any of me and in that; we may simply be. and with the beauty of each relationship i form from this, once in a while, people unintentionally expose a small part of their raw colour and soul. whether it comes to the way someones cheeks flush as you tell them you love some sort of aspect of them, or when it comes to small gestures and itches they get when they’re flustered and frustrated. the way their souls pour out on their sleeves when they talk about their most pleasurable favourites, the way raw excitement oozes from their eyes when they see something they like, and the way a grin creates itself on their face -feeling how proud they are of an accomplishment. and the way they “ugly” laugh❤❤❤ Within this, the action of judgement cannot be seen as rationally justifiable in any sense because that is unfair and selfishly imposing an expectation on someone; something they should not have to endure. like holy shitballs, each person, animal, tree, bug, and living thing is carrying out the process of life but the fact that we carry it out all on different paths makes everyone infinitely intriguing to me and i just want to see more of their raw vulnerability because it is truely a valuable sight to see. and i can’t help but to smile and acquire veneration and love for the simplicity of their small (yet, to me, are significantly grand) actions and being.

"When you find yourself drowning in self-hate, you have to remind yourself that you weren’t born feeling this way. That at some point in your journey, some person or experience sent you the message that there was something wrong with who you are, and you internalized those messages and took them on as your truth. But that hate isn’t yours to carry, and those judgments aren’t about you. And in the same way that you learned to think badly of yourself, you can learn to think new, self-loving and accepting thoughts. You can learn to challenge those beliefs, take away their power, and reclaim your own. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen over night. But it is possible. And it starts when you decide that there has to be more to life than this pain you feel. It starts when you decide that you deserve to discover it."

"The difference between suffering and liberation is the difference between being the thinker of thoughts and being the awareness of thinking."

Jeff Foster (via oceanandwave)

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» Strategies for Self-Compassion - World of Psychology

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the New England Transcendentalists, was very influential for me as a teenager. I have found many of his essays and aphorisms to be very useful, both personally and professionally. The one pearl I have gotten the most mileage out of is from his essay Love, written in 1841: “Each man sees over his own experience a stain of error, whilst that of other men looks fair and ideal.”

When we compare ourselves to others, we may feel better or worse. It may be more useful to minimize comparison and instead consider our connections to one another and all life forms on the planet if we are working toward building a healthier relationship to the self.

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"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances."

Mahatma Gandhi (via thecalminside)

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