"I always try to share with others the idea that in order to become compassionate it is not necessary to become religious."

Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

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"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

Carl Jung (via thecalminside)

"Every moment counts. Every action counts. A single kind act can have a positive impact on the future of many others you share the earth with. You can change the course of the future in any moment."

H.H. the Karmapa (via thecalminside)

"Do not be concerned with what others have or have not done. Observe your own actions and inactions."

Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

"Don’t get stuck on the level of words. A word is no more than a means to an end. It’s an abstraction. Not unlike a signpost, it points beyond itself. The word honey isn’t honey. You can study and talk about honey for as long as you like, but you won’t really know it until you taste it. After you have tasted it, the word becomes less important to you."

Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)

"This is the real secret of life— to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now and instead of calling it work, realize it is play."

Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

"You are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important."

Ajahn Chah (via thecalminside)

"Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvellously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones."

Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

"We practice so that each moment of our life becomes real life. And, therefore, when we meditate, we sit for sitting; we don’t sit for something else."

Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)


I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, Kiss me harder, and You’re a good person, and, You brighten my day. I live my life as straight-forward as possible.
Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.


Lewis, Rachel C.. Tell The People You Love That You Love Them. (via prufrockslovesong)


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I need you so much.

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