"Just as you wash your hands before eating, clear your mind before engaging with the world."
Mooji (via jnc-ink)
"I feel unspeakably lonely. And I feel - drained. It is a blank state of mind and soul I cannot describe to you as I think it would not make any difference. Also it is a very private feeling I have - that of melting into a perpetual nervous breakdown. I am often questioning myself what I further want to do, who I further wish to be; which parts of me, exactly, are still functioning properly. No answers, darling. At all."
Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait In Letters (via girl-human)
""They found the biggest tortoise in the world in South America today,”
you said, massaging the tender knot at the back of my neck with one hand
removing your boots with the other.
“They had to get a lorry or something to remove it, imagine that.”
I said nothing, thinking of all of the things you understand
and all of the things you don’t
like how I will love you forever
but probably from afar and
not in the way you want
and how you’ll find somebody new to be with. It’s only fair.
Maybe he or she will have tightness in the neck
a passion for useless facts
the power to stick around
and really, I miss you already."
'the biggest tortoise in the world'
Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’
now available at amazon.com(via thiswillnotlast)
"I remember your eyes: fifty attack dogs on a single leash."
"Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man."
read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)
"Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time."
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via thatkindofwoman)
"The is a lion in my living room. I feed it raw meat
so it does not hurt me. It is a strange thing
to nourish what could kill you
in the hopes it does not kill you.
We have lived like this, it and I, for so many years.
Sometimes it feels like we have always lived like this.
Sometimes I think I have always been like this."
"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen."
Robert Bresson (via billyjane)
"This is not
This is looking your death
in the mirrored eyes
and walking away.
There is such
in your steps."
its so fucking empowering. its way more empowering than letting it win(via sweetcheeksaremadeofthese)
"You’re looking for love & consistency from inconsistent people who don’t know love. And it’s stealing your hope."
"Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured."
Unknown (via sereinsky)
"I don’t want to be
the other half of your soul.
I want to be the one
who reminds you
that you’re already whole."
G.S., soulstice (via sunflower-mama)
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that."