"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart."
— Maya Angelou (via yeshecholwa)
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"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending."
— Thích Nhất Hạnh (via yeshecholwa)
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"Around us, life bursts with miracles, a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there."
— Thích Nhat Hạnh (via yeshecholwa)
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"Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things."
— Rumi (via shaktilover)
"I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God."
— Johnny Cash (via thecountryfucker)
"The sky is overcast with continual rain and cloud"
— Britain according to Tacitus, a Roman historian, in his book Agricola circa 98 CE. In other words, that island has been gloomy for as long as we have writing with which to call it gloomy. (via historical-nonfiction)
(Source: allfunandgames.ca, via historical-nonfiction)