“One of the saddest realities is most people never know when their lives have reached the summit. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago. The walk together in the December snow, the phone call that changed everything, that lovely evening in the bar by the Aegean. Back then you thought ‘this is so nice.’ Only later did you realize it was the rarest bliss.”—~ Jonathan Carroll (via conflictingheart)
“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever. ~ Kazuo Ishiguro”—
“Love is directly correlated with sacrifice. If there’s no sacrifice, there’s no love and if you dare to say “I love you”, you better be willing to sacrifice because these two are inseparable.”—Hajj Hassanain Rajabali
“Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind.”—St. Frances de Sales
“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. You don’t look for the right partner, you become the right partner. And then the right partner finds you. It’s a very active practice focused on healing.”—~ Alberto Villoldo, Shaman (via conflictingheart)
Of course that I’ve gone mad, of course they’ll write that I’ve committed suicide وعدتك أن لا أكون ضعيفا ..وكنت …
I promised not to be weak, but I was.. وعدتك أن لا أقول بعينيك شعرا ..وقلت ..
And not write poetry of those eyes, but I wrote..
وعدت …بأن لا … وأن لا ..وأن لا … I promised not to and not to and not to وحين إكتشفت غبائي …ضحكت … but when I discovered my foolishness I laughed…
وعدتك أن لا أبالي …بشعرك حين يمر أمامي … I promised not to notice your hair when it crosses in front of me وحين تدفق كالليل فوق الرصيف …صرخت .. but when it surged like night on the ground I shrieked… وعدتك أن أتجاهل عينيك …مهما دعاني الحنين .. I promised to ignore your eyes not matter how much I missed them وحين رأيتهما تمطران نجوما …شهقت .. but when I saw them drizzling over me like stars I exhaled وعدتك أن لا أوجه ..أية رسالة حب إليك .. I promised not to write any love letters for you ولكنني رغم أنفي … كتبت … but in spite of me I wrote..
وعدتك أن لا أكون بأي مكان …تكونين فيه ..
I promised not to be in the same place that you’re in وحين عرفت بأنك مدعوة للعشاء ..ذهبت .. but when I knew that you’re invited for dinner… I went وعدتك أن لا أحبك …كيف ؟… وأين ؟ … I promised to not love you…how?..where? وفي أي يوم وعدت ؟؟؟… and in which day did I? لقد كنت أكذب ..من شدة الصدق … But I was lying to myself. والحمدلله أني كذبت … And thank God I was lying.
“No one is a slut. “Slut” is a made-up word to keep women from having as much fun as men. A person who enjoys sex is just a person and a person who is a virgin is also just a person and everyone should lay off each other’s sex lives. Retire the word “slut” please.”—20 Things We Need To Stop Talking About In 2013 (via rorygilmoreintraining)
“When you keep hurting someone, you do one of three things. Either you fill them up with hate, and they destroy everything around them. Or you fill them up with sadness, and they destroy themselves. Or you fill them up with justice, and they try to destroy everything that’s bad and cruel in this world. - Nick Lake”—
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. Hugh Laurie”—
Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave university? You aren’t legally required to have a degree, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and…
“I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so it’s humiliating. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people.”—Eduardo Galeano (via mexiroccan)