"She’s the self-sufficient, somewhat mysterious go-getter with big dreams and an even bigger heart, though not everyone sees it at first glance."

“She’s the self-sufficient, somewhat mysterious go-getter with big dreams and an even bigger heart, though not everyone sees it at first glance.”

Via Elephant Journal

Whether we know it or not, we’ve all met some form of the typical “Miss Independent.”

Some of us know her better than others; some of us claim that title ourselves.

She’s the self-sufficient, somewhat mysterious go-getter with big dreams and an even bigger heart, though not everyone sees it at first glance.

Some might see her as cold and distant, because she needs a…

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22 things my parents taught me

22 things my parents taught me

lcmarie12:

This girl is a gem and her collection of life lessons are those essential bits that are hard to digest.

Originally posted on kelseyscofield:

It’s been 22 years on this planet folks. I still don’t know a lot. But I do know some things. My friends have taught me a lot. My education has taught me a lot. My experiences have taught me a lot.  But the most important things I have learned come…

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I am shy, around you. Or I am confident and charming, around you. I would like to kiss you first just once and tentatively, too tentatively, your confidence makes me excitedly careful, subdued…I reach for my humor but it is napping.

I am shy, around you. Or I am confident and charming, around you. I would like to kiss you first just once and tentatively, too tentatively, your confidence makes me excitedly careful, subdued…I reach for my humor but it is napping.

My best friend and I talk about love, and I tell him, this is where I am at. I am at the end of my list. Once the list is ended, I will find her. Or, she will find me.

“Two things are needed to achieve great things: a plan, and not quite enough time.” ~ Leonard Bernstein

We stand close together so close we can only see one another’s eyes: to our right we’re shielded by gray bark and all above us…

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purtie:

This has got to be one of the best things on this entire website

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My school notebooks this quarter

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But they didn’t—the tears, which have been leaving little puddles everywhere I go, didn’t fall from my eyes and my body didn’t crumble to the ground.

But they didn’t—the tears, which have been leaving little puddles everywhere I go, didn’t fall from my eyes and my body didn’t crumble to the ground.

“Warriorship is so tender, without skin, without tissue, naked and raw. It is soft and gentle.

You have renounced putting on a new suit of armor. You have renounced growing a thick, hard skin.

You are willing to expose naked flesh, bone, and marrow to the world.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

This is for you, my love.

I’ve been sitting for days, it feels like—weeks, or years, even.

My mat, freshly powered…

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Creativity is a practice. Craziness is a skill. (Crazy as in wild, not as in insanity, which… http://wp.me/s2ZEtl-1001

Creativity is a practice. Craziness is a skill.

(Crazy as in wild, not as in insanity, which deserves serious, dedicated treatment).

Or, perhaps better stated: we are all crazy in our own ways and we are constantly absorbing and creating, whether we realize it or not.

We are all creative. Art, in my opinion, is a matter of mindfully intending what we create.

Art is our offering to the world.

Here…

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My brain leaches onto tangents and my mouth runs with it. Which means I often speak over people out of impulse. I often interrupt myself which is a headache of it’s own sorts. Today, I interrupted myself with this thought that I don’t want “student of Life” etched on my gravestone. Or maybe I do? Will people think I just got lucky? Or that I didn’t excel to the best of my ability? Does it matter what people think? Am I actually undecided or am I simply concerned with perception? Am I nervous to go against the grain? Being popular was never my thing, although I exhaustingly researched the makings of popularity. I killed a lot of friendships trying to understand the science of being liked. I got made fun of for smiling too much. Which only sounds more odd the older I get. I got a facial once and the guy told me I really needed to stop smiling, it was aging me. Tangents, they always get the best of me.

distraction:

Central Park from above

codult:

Following back all and promoting everyone to thousands of followers! Let me know if I missed you.

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devidsketchbook:

BODIES & SKULLS

The New Cruelty is a unique creative production agency based in New York. - “A series of still-life images featuring preserved human skulls, bodies and various internal organs.”

miamatangi:

M.I.A. BY Ravi Thiagaraja

Mutually Inclusive Life.

Growing up, I wanted to be a doctor. Going into medicine was regarded as smart. Wanting to become a doctor was the pinnacle.