soulful spillings

somewhere between buddha and biggy

Sometimes, I forget that I am young. I forget that I have only been blessed with a quarter of a century. I forget that mistakes are part of trying. I forget that fear is motivation, not food for anxiety. I forget that friendship takes kindness, and openness. I need to forget those who have made me less kind and less open. I forget the way a first kiss feels. I forget to smile sometimes. I forget what it’s like to be wooed, except by myself. I forget that it’s better to woo yourself than to expect others to do it for you. I forget how to give a genuine hug to someone other than my mother and my father. Because I’m fearful others won’t return it. I forget the sound of my first boyfriend’s voice. I forget to eat well. I forget to make eye contact, retail has killed a friendlier version of myself. I forget not to stand tall and act like I don’t care, because of how I was approached when I cared. I forget that kindness and courage can go hand in hand. I forget who I was when I was 19. I forget what it looks like when someone wants to be your friend. I forget because I remember that no one can change my life, only I can. I remember these wonderful women who have looked me in the eye, and told me good, and kind words. Strong words. I forget that each day is a blessing. That each day is what I make it. That each day belongs to me and me alone. I forget. I’m going to forget forgetting and start remembering.
Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die; you will come to life. Don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
— Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (via slychedelic)
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

Margaret Mead (via luatide)

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Oh how we forget
that everything is a choice
and we can decide.
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fuckyeah1990s:

Behind the scenes of the Goosebumps episode The Haunted Mask

CARLY BETH!

My queen

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jackanthfern:

whogivesacrapwhatmyusernameis:

fuckyeah1990s:

Behind the scenes of the Goosebumps episode The Haunted Mask

CARLY BETH!

My queen

OMG YES

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We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
— Kavita Ramdas (via thatkindofwoman)

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I will not belittle my achievements.
— 7 words or less affirmation for this week (via thatkindofwoman)

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Be affectionate. Be loving. If you really want to make a difference in the world, do this.
— Dalai Lama (via coyotefeets)

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You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.
Angela Davis - from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014. (via ninjaruski)

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