“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring barque,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”—William Shakespeare, Great Sonnets (via observando)
“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”—Ernest Hemingway (via acrylicalchemy)
It’s not a feeling. Just a being. Emotions come and go. Thoughts come and go. But you are identifying with them. See the Silence beyond the movement of your thoughts and emotions. Be that. You already are.
“Aren’t you, like me, hoping that some person, thing, or event will come along to give you that final feeling of inner well-being you desire? Don’t you often hope “May this book, idea, course, trip, job, country, or relationship fulfill my deepest desire.” But as long as you are waiting for that mysterious moment you will go on running helter-skelter, always anxious and restless, always lustful and angry, never fully satisfied. You know that this compulsiveness keeps us going and busy, but at the same time makes us wonder whether we are getting anywhere in the long run.”—Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved (via crashinglotus)
“Fear of the unexpected leads many people to live a constricted and anxious life. No one can know in advance the misfortunes that may happen to us and our loved ones, but if we learn to live in an awakened way, living deeply every moment of our life, treating those who are close to us with gentleness and understanding, then we will have nothing to regret when something happens to us or to them.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
“Any time you live right in the now, utterly in the moment, any energy that comes along, any difference you feel, you will match instantly, due to living fully in the now, accepting it all, open to it all through absolute vulnerability. This is not weakness, but openness, strength, self-empowerment. That’s how. Live in the now with it. Assume that what is happening belongs in your lives.”—Bashar (via iam-youis)
I just had the most exhausting, educational, mind blowing day at work. I fell in love with my job. I feel grateful and open. I have a sense of direction and is confident on the path I’m on emotionally and in work. I started the day with no expectations of any sort other than another day on the grind. Ended it with a positive gratifying feeling and is motivated to keep pushing and exploring myself. I also realized how much more I seriously love the people I work for, and with. Such an amazing group I feel like I work with good like minded friends.
“The more you ask for guidance from your soul and act on intuition, the more your outer life will show itself to be a direct result of your inner thoughts, beliefs, and commands.”—Penney Peirce (via purplebuddhaproject)