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We cannot expect to be in control of the circumstances in our lives when we cannot control our minds for five minutes. Meditation is the daily minimum requirement that will prevent us from breaking down and falling apart at the most inopportune moments. It is the art of listening. It is a practice which enables us to tune in and fine-tune the key areas of our lives: the mind and the spirit.
Iyanla Vanzant (via unconditionedconsciousness)
If you try to cut me
May it be your blood that flows
If you try to slander me
May it be your lies that time shows
If you try to break me
May it be your dust the wind blows

A protection charm against someone who wishes you ill

From my modern book of charms

(via charlottesarahrichards)

[Just as] there are certain species of plants and trees who seeds sprout only after a fire … our buddha-nature may be like a seed that grows in the ashes of our burned-over forest of illusions.
Marian Mountain (via purplebuddhaproject)
I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via purplebuddhaproject)
Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
Carolyn Crane  (via corvidae-and-crossroads)
i-am-ascension:

Send some love to our Mother Earth, she’ll always love you back.

i-am-ascension:

Send some love to our Mother Earth, she’ll always love you back.

The world of the everyday suddenly seemed nothing but an inverted magic act; lulling its audience into believing in the usual, familiar conceptions of space and time, while the astonishing truth of quantum reality lay carefully guarded by nature’s sleights of hand.
Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos (via aworldofexperiences)
Stay.
Wake me in the morning with your lips pressed to my neck.
Stay.
Love the darkest parts of me.
Don’t go.
Bruise me with your mouth.
Leave bite marks on my shoulder.
Fingerprints on my hips.
Bags under my eyes from keeping me up all night.
Stay.
Stay.
Please. Stay.
Bonfire Thoughts (via workhard-fuck-harder)