1. awakentosilence:

    Enlightenment is realizing that there was never anyone to influence anything at all, and so giving up the sham of control.

    Reblogged from: crimson-twinkie
  2. Forget the suffering
    You caused others.
    Forget the suffering
    Others caused you.
    The waters run and run,
    Springs sparkle and are done,
    You walk the earth you are forgetting.

    Sometimes you hear a distant refrain.
    What does it mean, you ask, who is singing?
    A childlike sun grows warm.
    A grandson and a great-grandson are born.
    You are led by the hand once again.

    The names of the rivers remain with you.
    How endless those rivers seem!
    Your fields lie fallow,
    The city towers are not as they were.
    You stand at the threshold mute.

    Czeslaw Milosz, “Forget” (via heteroglossia)
    Reblogged from: crimson-twinkie
    • white baby: this breast milk is spicy
    Reblogged from: xoa-aox
  3. http://freewillastrology.tumblr.com/post/92869869342/what-is-sacred-friedrich-nietzsche-declared-it

    freewillastrology:

    What is sacred? Friedrich Nietzsche declared it was anything that you cannot or will not laugh at. I can’t believe he really meant that. He must have been in a satirical mood at the time. I have the opposite view.

    If I can’t riddle a fucking ruckus or crunk a lucky upthrust about a jumble-jamble…

    the universe is so timely this is kind of all i’ve talke about lately and now look here it is

    Reblogged from: freewillastrology
  4. Reblogged from: wizwordmontague
  5. But understand one thing: no matter what out path—whether it’s a progressive path or a direct path, weather it’s a devotional path or otherwise—the trajectory of our spiritual lives and all of spiritual awakening is toward surrender. Ultimately, that’s the name of the spiritual game. Everything we do spiritually is leading us to a spontaneous state of surrender—to letting go. That is where it all leads, no matter what the path is, no matter what the practice is. Once you know that, you notice that each step along the way is the next opportunity to surrender. It may take effort to get there; it may take effort to get you to the point where you are willing to let go into grace, but ultimately the whole of spirituality boils down to letting go of the illusion of the separate self—letting go of the way we think the world is and the way we think it should be.
    Adyashanti, The End of Your World (via christ-consciousness)
    Reblogged from: oceanandwave
  6. Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards.
    Reblogged from: loveyourchaos
  7. abiding-in-peace:

MESSAGE FROM A DYING FRIEND
I don’t want your answers, your good advice. I don’t want your theories about ‘why’ or ‘how’. I don’t need your pity. Your attempts to make me feel better only make me feel worse. I am human, just like you, and crave realness.
Just be present with me. Listen. Give me space. Hold my trembling hand, sometimes. Your attention is so precious to me. Your being speaks volumes.
If you feel uncomfortable, don’t be ashamed. If you don’t know what to say to me, that’s okay; I feel that way too, sometimes. If you feel disgusted, angry, uncertain, fearful, that’s okay, I love you for it. You are human, too.
Put your textbook learning to one side now. Don’t try to have ‘unconditional positive regard’; it feels so false to me. Forget ‘empathy’ - I want you to come closer than that.
See, I am you, in disguise. These are your broken bones, your shallow breaths, your twisted limbs. I am your mirror; you are seeing yourself.
Don’t try to be strong for me. I am not a victim. Fall apart, if you must. Weep, if you need to weep. Mourn those shattered dreams, those lost futures. Let the past slip away too. Meet me here, now, in the fire of presence, with the fullness of your being.
I speak in an ancient language now.
I want you to be a witness.
- Jeff Foster

    abiding-in-peace:

    MESSAGE FROM A DYING FRIEND

    I don’t want your answers, your good advice. I don’t want your theories about ‘why’ or ‘how’. I don’t need your pity. Your attempts to make me feel better only make me feel worse. I am human, just like you, and crave realness.

    Just be present with me. Listen. Give me space. Hold my trembling hand, sometimes. Your attention is so precious to me. Your being speaks volumes.

    If you feel uncomfortable, don’t be ashamed. If you don’t know what to say to me, that’s okay; I feel that way too, sometimes. If you feel disgusted, angry, uncertain, fearful, that’s okay, I love you for it. You are human, too.

    Put your textbook learning to one side now. Don’t try to have ‘unconditional positive regard’; it feels so false to me. Forget ‘empathy’ - I want you to come closer than that.

    See, I am you, in disguise. These are your broken bones, your shallow breaths, your twisted limbs. I am your mirror; you are seeing yourself.

    Don’t try to be strong for me. I am not a victim. Fall apart, if you must. Weep, if you need to weep. Mourn those shattered dreams, those lost futures. Let the past slip away too. Meet me here, now, in the fire of presence, with the fullness of your being.

    I speak in an ancient language now.

    I want you to be a witness.

    - Jeff Foster

    Reblogged from: crimson-twinkie
  8. xoa-aox:

5o:

YA HURD

I don’t understand this. I’m not an adult but all I know is that you are weird and I LOVE IT.

gurl nothing to understand
when it’s friday
time to get rich 
hang yo tongue out

    xoa-aox:

    5o:

    YA HURD

    I don’t understand this. I’m not an adult but all I know is that you are weird and I LOVE IT.

    gurl nothing to understand

    when it’s friday

    time to get rich 

    hang yo tongue out

    Reblogged from: xoa-aox
  9. the person u deserve will always see the best in u
    even when yr down
    or u fuck up
    they’ll remind u of all yr virtue
    and all yr strength
    and that’s how we all grow in life, in the safety and encouragement of such relationships

    if someone in yr life doesn’t do this—get them out
    they’re not ready
    don’t let them test out their manifestly unready existence onto u
    they r a black hole
    and u must radiate

    be ruthlessly tender with yr self
    yr holy and quickly ded
    be royal
    and led the ded air of the unroyal suffocate them unnoticed

    be just like that child in sword in the stone
    let others help u uncover yr already kingship

    let them be sweet to u and change yr standards
    imagine life w the kindest human and don’t think it a fantasy
    find it and cultivate it

    learn how to desire the right things, that’s the key
    avg ppl want what their milieux want
    rich ppl cultivate the wisest desires
    learn why loving what’s fashionable leads to unhappiness
    learn why virtue is real, regardless of presentation
    learn if you act like most ppl u’ll be unhappy like most ppl
    learn the richness of not-related-to-popularity
    learn the richness of a person that cooks u food
    and kisses yr cheek in the night
    learn the richness of a person whose eyes shine with belief in you
    learn the richness of a person that has trust and good-will
    don’t worry about what your life could be or all the possible options or outcomes or regrets or missed opportunities you can’t cram it all in its idiocy to think about or try
    instead
    find out what is wise and trustworthy and rich and timeless
    and burn yr fucking life to the ground in yr efforts to find and invest in those things
    no person, idea or cow is sacred
    everything must go
    save that which is kindest
    gentlest
    richest
    and fuck those that don’t know don’t care
    let yrself be as holy as u r
    it’s already almost over
    and nearly everything is proud of u

  10. This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
    Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

    basically my statement of purpose

    Reblogged from: thecalminside
  11. recklessly wear sweatpants all the time regardless of the conditions or consequences
    there is no god but u
    if a bitch on the earth tries to bring u down
    show them yr sweatpants and teach them ab repentance
    there is no god but u

  12. Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places?
    Look for delusion and truth in the
    bottom of your own heart.
    Ryokan (via panatmansam)
    Reblogged from: crimson-twinkie
  13. one of my little kids at work today told me, “I’m not cheese I’m black.”

  14. Every great loss demands that we choose life again. We need to grieve in order to do this. The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life. When we don’t grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past…

    Rachel Naomi Remen (via quotethat)

    this so much. i’m never as powerful as i could be until i rely on grief. 

    Reblogged from: elige
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