2. "A thoroughly good relationship with ourselves results in being still, which doesn’t mean we don’t run and jump and dance about. It means there’s no compulsiveness. We don’t overwork, overeat, oversmoke, overseduce. In short, we begin to stop causing harm."
    — Pema Chodron (via rita-dertkin)

    Stop causing harm

    (Source: lazyyogi, via rita-dertkin)


  3. "We feel our shell keeps us safe, but it crushes us and others,
    and keeps out light and sun."
    — ~ Deshimaru (via diveinme)

    (Source: shellfoo, via rita-dertkin)


  4. "Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength."
    — Ralph W. Sockman (via theselittlewondersstillremain)

    (Source: iamcharliesangel, via rita-dertkin)


  5. "Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing"
    — Frida Kahlo  (via rita-dertkin)

    (Source: parisian--goldfish, via rita-dertkin)


  6. "The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope — all reside within you."

    Daisaku Ikeda

    (via samsaranmusing)

    (via rita-dertkin)


  8. "The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me."
    — Ram Dass  (via rita-dertkin)

    (Source: fuckyeahyoga, via rita-dertkin)


  9. On anxiety -

    It’s something that takes up your capacity to enjoy life. Sure, you can function on auto pilot, but it’s always there just under the surface just waiting to be provoked. It starts right where your ribs meet - like where kids used to draw their hearts before science was introduced to them. This heart is a heavy, knotted pit, but very much alive and pulsating. It radiates constantly. As soon you forget it’s there, you remember. And it’s back. It won’t go away. It doesn’t get better with time. If anything, you try to numb yourself. There are some people that can make you forget, bring you comfort, hold you when you need it. But what about when you’re back in your own bed, alone, scared and half-convinced death brings more solace? Being human hurts.


  12. "My insecurities could eat me alive"
  15. (Source: metrodorus, via toughertissues)