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❝ Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’re ever been. The one constant in our lives is change. ❞
——

Dan Gilbert

(via fos-feen)

Wednesday, 16th of July
❝ When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. ❞
—— Rabindranath Tagore (via lazyyogi)
Wednesday, 16th of July
❝ Cakes have gotten a bad rep. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t, she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake. ❞
—— Jeanne Ray  (via exoticwild)
Wednesday, 16th of July

The issue isn’t whether you should go to law school (or get an advanced degree in another field). It’s really about your vision of how you can contribute to the human endeavor and be happy about your role and existence as a member of the global society. Our generation, shaped by war and poverty, had a simpler mandate—do everything we can to earn a living and put our children in a better economic footing. You have a much bigger mandate—save the world from its own excesses, ease the suffering of its inhabitants and make innovations to improve our state of being. It’s an ominous task! Once you figure out how you can help fulfill that mandate, the rest is easy…

One quick side-note, you mustn’t define a profession by dollars and cents or by a cost-benefit analysis. A janitor who is committed to his/her job can do more to advance the mandate than a medical researcher who lacks passion or ethics. You make a living by what you take, but you make a life by what you give. It’s not the degree, but what you do with it that counts.

—— An email from my uncle who’s part-lawyer, part-genius, part-gandalf, part-dumbledore, part-careercounselor, part-wonderfulhumanbeing
Monday, 14th of July
❝ All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you. ❞
—— Swami Vivekananda (via lazyyogi)
Wednesday, 9th of July

Things To Tell Myself

Sunday, 6th of July
Friday, 4th of July

You’re awesome.

If you haven’t heard this yet today, you should know that you are an incredible person. You may be rolling your eyes because truthfully, that’s what I would do.

But the other day, after a moment of self pity and negative self talk, I said to myself, “No. Stop. You would never tolerate a friend who spoke to you this way. You’re awesome. You are an amazing person and you need to stop being so hard on yourself. You deserve to love yourself.” People say talking to yourself makes you crazy, but if crazy can make you feel good about yourself, then I’ll take it.

So I want to extend the same to you — to remind you that you are awesome. We may be insecure, unconfident, uncertain at times, but this is not indicative of the kind of people we are or what we are capable of becoming.

And with that, I’d like to add that you don’t have to be happy all the time. Despite what five year old John Lennon said, life isn’t about being happy 24/7. If that were the case, we would not have all the beautiful art, music, literature, stories, connections, and moments that exist in our culture and history today. Life is not about the pursuit of happiness. It’s not about being confident and perfect all the time. It’s about feeling whole and complete, at peace with yourself and others. Feeling whole means accepting the good and the bad, the successes and failures, the ups and downs, all of which are part of life. That’s something you can do now, not after you’ve landed your ideal job, found your significant other, or achieved your perfect body (all things we associate with happiness or success). 

Make peace with your insecurities, shortcomings, or failures. Those don’t define you at all. You’re awesome regardless of these things. 

Thursday, 3rd of July
❝ It is helpful to remember that negative people are suffering. If it sucks being around a negative person, imagine how much it would suck being a negative person. Their unhappiness contributes to their negative mindset. ❞
—— The Lazy Yogi (via lazyyogi)
Friday, 27th of June
❝ If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace. You are happiness, find out. Where else will you find peace if not within you? ❞
—— Papaji (via oceanandwave)
Tuesday, 24th of June
❝ I am beautiful. I see myself as more beautiful every day. Every day I come closer to the actual full realization that my weight has no bearing on myself, my life, my dreams, my goals, or my success. I am beautiful. ❞
—— February 7th, 2013 (via my-daily-affirmations)
Tuesday, 24th of June

Don’t waste your energy being resentful about the distractions or blaming the interruptions. Just go ahead and cheerfully deal with whatever comes along.

Don’t use up all your time complaining about the problems or worrying about the challenges. Instead, be thankful that you’re able to do something positive with them, and then get busy.

There is so very much you can achieve if you’ll simply get out of your own way. There is so much you can do when you stop second-guessing yourself and allow yourself to take action.

—— Ralph Marston (via runtowardsyourfear)
Friday, 20th of June

fitvillains:

And from that point on, all choices regarding your body would be your own. Because your body would be your own.

And we all lived authentically ever after…

Thursday, 19th of June

Margaret Cho for Miss Representation (x)

Thursday, 19th of June

I WANT TO INSTAGRAM THIS. I WILL INSTAGRAM THIS. 

Thursday, 19th of June