We see the world, not as it is, but as we are — or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms.
― Stephen R. Covey (via psych-quotes)
Leave everything undefined,
Fall in love with mystery.
Kneel at the altar
of Not Knowing.
Give your questions
time to breathe.
And the answers
will find you.
Jeff Foster (via ecstaticallyinspired)
The sun setting. The lawns on fire.
The lost day, the lost light.
Why do I love what fades?
Mark Strand, opening strophe to “The Guardian,” from Darker: Poems (Atheneum, 1971)
In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.
Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet In Heaven (via seabois)
Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
Daniell Koepke (via copingskillstoolbox)