For our God is a consuming fire.
—Heb 12:29 — (via quaerere-deum)
It isn’t the things that are happening to us that cause us to suffer, it’s what we say to ourselves about the things that are happening.
The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new. — Pema Chodron (via yogachocolatelove)
If you are a woman who has enjoyed life and not become soured by your personal share of human suffering, you are likely to become a crone who is a connoisseur of experience - meaning that you are able to savor the good that comes your way. It’s an appreciation of everyday grace. Crones know how fortunate they are to still be alive when most of the world’s people do not live beyond fifty, and many of their friends didn’t make it this far either. — Jean Shinoda Bolen: Crones Don’t Whine
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity … and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. —
Did you have a genius of a great-great-grandmother who died under some ignorant and depraved white overseer’s lash? Or was she required to bake biscuits for a lazy backwater tramp, when she cried out in her soul to paint watercolors of sunsets, or the rain falling on the green and peaceful pasturelands? Or was her body broken and forced to bear children (who were more often than not sold away from her) - eight, ten, fifteen, twenty children - when her one joy was the thought of modelling heroic figures of rebellion, in stone or clay? — Alice Walker
If only you knew what bliss I find in being nothing. —
Baby steps are awesome but sometimes you have to take a leap and watch the magic happen. Trust yourself!!! — (via thetaoofdana)
“The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying ‘This is mine,’ and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.
From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and…
(Source: rogister, via secretrepublic)