"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious."

Carl Jung

1 Apr 2014 / 0 notes

kierstenmh:

"i felt as though I was partly unlearning what I had never learned and yet know so well: I mean, how to live."

kierstenmh:

"i felt as though I was partly unlearning what I had never learned and yet know so well: I mean, how to live."

26 Mar 2014 / Reblogged from kierstenmh with 22 notes

(Source: lazyyogi)

26 Mar 2014 / Reblogged from awake9 with 265 notes

carmeljenkin-art:

Drawing by Carmel Jenkin
Stay Afloat, charcoal on paper, 81cm x 57cm
Some heavy mark making within this piece. Wanted the nude to appear as though it is floating on nothingness.
This piece will be available for purchase on Daily Painters February 28th.

carmeljenkin-art:

Drawing by Carmel Jenkin

Stay Afloat, charcoal on paper, 81cm x 57cm

Some heavy mark making within this piece. Wanted the nude to appear as though it is floating on nothingness.


This piece will be available for purchase on Daily Painters February 28th.

26 Mar 2014 / Reblogged from vic-vicious with 327 notes

"Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."

Thích Nhất Hạnh  (via awakenedvibrations)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject)

13 Mar 2014 / Reblogged from awakenedvibrations with 9,124 notes

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Don’t ever use the word ‘soul,’ if possible. Never quote dialogue you can summarize. Avoid describing crowd scenes but especially party scenes.

[…]

If you’re doing your job, the reader feels what you felt. You don’t have to tell the reader how to feel. No one likes to be told how to feel about something. And if you doubt that, just go ahead. Try and tell someone how to feel.

[…]

You want vivid writing. How do we get vivid writing? Verbs, first. Precise verbs. All of the action on the page, everything that happens, happens in the verbs. The passive voice needs gerunds to make anything happen. But too many gerunds together on the page makes for tinnitus: Running, sitting, speaking, laughing, inginginginging. No. Don’t do it. The verbs tell a reader whether something happened once or continually, what is in motion, what is at rest. Gerunds are lazy, you don’t have to make a decision and soon, everything is happening at the same time, pell-mell, chaos. Don’t do that. Also, bad verb choices mean adverbs. More often than not, you don’t need them. Did he run quickly or did he sprint? Did he walk slowly or did he stroll or saunter?

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Alexander Chee reminisces about studying with Annie Dillard and shares her best writing advice. For the horse’s mouth, see Dillard herself on writing – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of notable wisdom on the craft. (via explore-blog)

23 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from explore-blog with 3,523 notes

englishsnow:

by Dustin Adams

23 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from vic-vicious with 108,412 notes

salahmah:

Spring in Afghanistan

(Source: salahmah)

23 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from chalateca-muxer with 13,615 notes

nevver:

Marc Chagall

nevver:

Marc Chagall

23 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from nevver with 2,106 notes

ombuddha:

Anything that is created must sooner or later die. Enlightenment is permanent because we have not produced it; we have merely discovered it.
Chogyam Trungpa.
Photo by Marianne.

ombuddha:

Anything that is created must sooner or later die. Enlightenment is permanent because we have not produced it; we have merely discovered it.

Chogyam Trungpa.

Photo by Marianne.

14 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from ombuddha with 374 notes

(Source: westwardwiththewind)

14 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from awakenedvibrations with 5,109 notes

brain-food:

I CAN’T.

this one.

brain-food:

I CAN’T.

this one.

14 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from brain-food with 692 notes

"You are always living a reflection of whatever you are outputting. And so, if you get into a little pocket where a lot of people are being rude, it’s probably because you are being rude — or because you have been aware of people being rude. Nothing ever happens to you that is not part of your vibration!"

Esther Abraham-Hicks (via fuckyeahyoga)

14 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from fuckyeahyoga with 470 notes

queencate:

Cate Blanchett - Madame Figaro - December 2007

queencate:

Cate Blanchett - Madame Figaro - December 2007

14 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from suicideblonde with 2,344 notes

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."

Lao Tzu (via i3elle)

14 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from ticklemahfancy with 533 notes