…when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times...– Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (p.115)
Is racism against Asians more accepted than... →
I’m grateful for how well-articulated this is… Because so often I struggle to express the emotions welling up inside of me. etiquette-etc: Latoya Peterson answers: Short answer: Yes and no. Long answer: It’s complicated. In general, it isn’t helpful to try to play the oppression olympics - fighting about who has it worse generally divides groups suffering under the same system...
Collectively, as a species, this is our emotional landscape. I met an old lady...– Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (p. 157)
He said, “Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic...– Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (p. 144)
The other day a monk told me, “The resting place of the mind is the heart....– Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (p. 141)
Vancouver injection site becomes election issue →
The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 18, 2011 5:56 PM PT Vancouver’s controversial safe injection site became an election issue Monday after yet another published study showed it has saved lives, prompting the study’s author to say Conservative policy on the site has no basis in fact. Critics demanded Prime Minister Stephen Harper drop his government’s opposition to the...
Time is not a line, but a series of now points.– Taisen Deshimaru (via oceanofmind)
The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful...– Alan Watts (via oceanofmind)
Self Care: being bad ass and tough means having an... →
innerfatgirl: last night i was thinking about what my tender heart would look like if i could see it. i am sad to say that the heart i saw in my head looked far too weathered and weary for my age. i think it is really important that we continue working really hard at learning how to take of each other and conduct ourselves with courage and integrity our relationships. when i say...
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the...– Rainer Maria Rilke
Say It Like You Eat It
Yes, I’ve finally started reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, and just finished “Book One: Italy or ‘Say It Like You Eat It’ or 36 Tales About the Pursuit of Pleasure” I, too, am learning of this delight: …I was actually feeling kind of delighted about all the compartments of time and space that were appearing in my days, during which I could ask...
We are all facing choices that define us. No choice, however messy, is without...– Sabrina Ward Harrison (from Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself)
If we let ourselves be truly seen, then we can be truly loved.– Sark
Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore, now I will you to be a...– Walt Whitman
…instead of denying feelings like anger, irritation, fear, or reluctance....– Make People Feel Happier by Acknowledging that they’re Not Feeling Happy - Gretchen Rubin @ The Happiness Project blog (via careoftheself)
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.– Alan Loy McGinnis (via oceanofmind)
For a moment, I feel so awake. I feel a beautiful alertness, as if the sorrow...– Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (p. 336-337)
Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully...– Tom Robbins (via oceanofmind)
The Cure for Hiccups
Does anyone know if this actually works? I cure Mrs. Amin’s hiccups by bringing her a large plastic cup of ice water a a thin white straw. I have her plug her ears tightly, pushing both her right and left tragus (that little triangle of springy flesh that arcs backwards over the ear canal). I cheerlead, “Go, drink, go, go, don’t stop!” She follows my instructions and...
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
bits and pieces that struck me from Vincent Lam’s work… this reminded me of the emotions and late-night discussions of last year. oh, but the beauty of pining! The pain of rejection was a significant shade different from the longing of desire, he noted, although drawn from the same palette. (p. 8) the ever-present interview/application question: why do you want to xyz? why, why,...
Well I feel there’s a glow that lives inside everything and every moment that...– Julian Koster of The Music Tapes and Neutral Milk Hotel (via oceanofmind)
When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are...– Lifford (via oceanofmind)