"You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce — not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution."
Jean Shinoda Bolen (via elige)
"Live all you can: it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had?"
- Henry James, The Ambassadors (via bookmania)
"I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind."
Neil Gaiman (via observando)
How appropriate, it’s my birthday!
"Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it."
- C. Assaad (via faith-in-humanity)
"It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives."
- Marianne Williamson (via theonetrueself)
"I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive. I hope a part of your heart lives there forever."
- Anonymous (via laughitout-v)
"So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide"
- Meredith Grey (via pureblyss)