"Perhaps he was only looking toward the ocean as I had been looking, as if the shore were miraculous, as if the water could wash our souls clean"
Anne Rice - Tale of the Body Thief
"Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go deep."
Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed."
Ram Dass (via thecalminside)
"As an individual
Often dresses in different clothes,
Even so, Krishna, the Buddha, the Christ
And many others
Are the same God
Clothed in different garb."
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
Eugene Boudin (1824-1898), French
Plougastel. Le Passage du Bac, 1870
Oil on panel on board
La Salle University Art Museum
"What is to give light must first endure burning."
Victor Frankl (via clothedinsky)
"If it pleases you, take it. I do not lose what I give."
anne rice, the vampire lestat
Let it go and it returns to you, but dominate it and say “you must be mine,” and you lose it.
"Your library is your portrait."
Holbrook Jackson (via allthingssoulful)
"A starving man is not ‘interested’ in food,
nor is a drowning man ‘interested’ in air.
For one longing for Liberation,
Self-knowledge is not an interest, it’s vital."
Mooji (via lazyyogi)