My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me

Oliver Sacks

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To my daughter I will say,
‘See your beauty
without a compliment
or a mirror.’
'Blind' by Della Hicks-Wilson (via coldflowers)

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I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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When you’re young, thunderstorms seem scary. Like the sky is angry at you. But now that I’m older, something about its roar soothes me; it’s comforting to know that even nature needs to scream sometimes.

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The hardest part of walking away is accepting that your love isn’t enough to inspire change. Then one day you realize you were fighting to love someone more than you fought to love yourself.
R.R.  (via euphoricsleep)

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Forgive everything! Forgiveness does not erase the memory of an experience, it neutralizes its impact. There are simply no words that adequately describe the power and efficacy of forgiveness.
Iyanla Vanzant (via unconditionedconsciousness)

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Our parents had parents too—they were wounded as children, too—and they didn’t know any more about how to get it right in this life than we do. Most of us are not victims of our parents, so much as we AND our parents have all been living for years as the effect of the unresolved, fear-based energies permeating this world. None of us deserves blame and ALL of us deserve compassion. Sometimes you can’t really forgive your parents until you have allowed yourself to cry for them.
Marianne Williamson (via embracethevision)

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Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.
Joy Williams (via outcamethesun)

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Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.
Anne Lamotte 

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Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons when an hour isn’t just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?
Tennsesse Williams

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I am especially sensitive to, and annoyed by, people who pride themselves on “just telling it like it is”. Sometimes these people possess a rare gift of insight and kindness, but more often, they’re being cruel and disguising it as some sort of lame superpower. Giving someone the hard truth doesn’t make you more insightful, it makes you the asshole who saw the same thing everyone else saw and decided it might make you feel better to say it out loud.
Lessons I’ve Learned From Being a Therapist (via sociolab)

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She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return.
Starra Neely Blade 

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In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.
Timothy Keller, Meaning of Marriage

On a day that celebrates mushy feelings that quickly fall away, this truth is necessary. (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

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