"If nature is your teacher, your soul will awaken."
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Faust.  (via thedeerandtheoak)

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"The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth."
— Peter Abelard (via kushandwizdom)
"People said, ‘You must be mad, or on drugs,’ which I found a bit disappointing. What about imagination? It reflects our time that people sooner assume you’re on drugs or mad, rather than free."
— Noel Fielding (x)

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"Red lips will put the fear of god into a man."

This man is beautiful. Wish I could rock red lips half as well.

"Love heals the body. Look at any woman on the day after she was made love to by a man she adores, and who adores her too. A man’s body might register a difference, but a woman’s body literally transforms in ways a man’s does not seem to do. Our breasts, our skin, not to mention our faces, are filled with some voluptuous spirit. Both men and women walk a little bit above the sidewalk on days that follow our better nights. If there was enough happy sex in America, our crime level would be cut dramatically."
— Marianne Williamson (via mindofataurus)

Dude, I’ve so felt this. And others have noticed it on me too. It’s absolutely observable.

Holy hell. Listening to my music on the car ride to OCNJ with my parents, and my mind drifted back to this past fall in Shanghai, all the signs and visions I was having related to my future and all its silent promise. I recalled the emphasis on “dreams” among the messages and how I walked past a van with a friend of mine one night and heard the Chinese version of “Dreams.” I was wondering whether any of those signs/visions still (or ever truly) held any truth.

About 20 seconds later, that song “randomly” came on: the Cranberries’ “Dreams.”

And since I started typing this, that same friend from Shanghai just texted me three times.

Universe — I have noticed.

Oh, great, and before I could finish posting this, the next song to play starts with, “But it was just a dream…”

Dreams, yes, noted.

"Cynicism about love leads young adults to believe there is no love to be found and that relationships are needed only to the extent that they satisfy desires."
— bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (2001)

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Album Art


Muse - Undisclosed Desires

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Played 170 times.
"I’ve learned that there is no better way to invite more grace, gratitude and joy into our lives than by mindfully practicing authenticity. Even when it’s hard, and even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it. It’s these moments in life that demand we show up—that we let go of who we think we’re supposed to be and really embrace who we are."
Brené Brown, O, The Oprah Magazine, August 2014 (via msexplorer)

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