I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes...
Anniversary Month! Things I have learned in 3...
gracefulalice: Friday is my 3 year anniversary in sobriety. For me that means no alcohol, drugs, nyquil, pills, etc. of any kind for 3 whole years. In that time, I have learned a lot of hard lessons and below is the summation of those lessons. May it help you too! 1. I am not responsible for how other people are feeling. Really, in fact, it’s not any of my business. You don’t like it when...
Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months....– Tom Waits (via thepinesaredancing)
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting...– J. Donald Walters (via antiquatedgenius)
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed...– Unknown (via fallingawakeee)
Be fully aware of your own being and you will be in bliss consciously. Because...– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via nirvikalpa)
THE ANGRY THERAPIST: How Do You Overcome Shame? →
theangrytherapist: Guilt is the feeling you get when your behavior does not match your values. Guilt can be healthy. It allows you to correct a wrong behavior and get on with your life. Guilt is a focus on behavior. ”I’m sorry I made a mistake”. Shame is an inner sense of being bad, inadequate, defective or not…
I am a weak, ephemeral creature made of mud and dream. But I feel all the powers...– Nikos Kazantzakis (via mirroir)
She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the...– Anais Nin (via rabbitinthemoon)
It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You...– Margaret Cho (via wilwheaton)
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making...– Kurt Vonnegut (via cityyandcolour)
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings...– Frank Herbert, Dune (via liquidnight)
A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she...– Maya Angelou (via freshgypsy)
The highest quality that a human being can reach is to be independent of the...– Abraham Mazlow (via fartwithheadphoneson)
One day, a long time from now you’ll cease to care anymore whom you please or...– J.D. Salinger (via forgivethelost)
Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it’s yourself.– Sylvia Plath (via skinned-teen)