Random Musings

Be Bewildered

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When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
…when you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
Rumi (via seedsofwisdom)

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Negativity is never the optimum way of dealing with any situation. In fact, in most cases it keeps you stuck in it, blocking real change. Anything that is done with negative energy will become contaminated by it and in time give rise to more pain, more unhappiness. Furthermore, any negative inner state is contagious: Unhappiness spreads more easily than a physical disease.
Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)

(via abiding-in-peace)

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To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
Arundhati Roy (via abiding-in-peace)

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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via occult101)

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Wenn jemand stirbt, das nicht allein ist Tod.
Tod ist, wenn einer lebt und es nicht weiß.

When one dies, that is not alone death.
Death is when one lives and does not know it.
Rainer Maria Rilke - Die weiße Fürstin (1920)

(Source: vicklov, via duino-elegies)