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one day, I will know what to say and it will be simple.

“But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.”

—   Tiny Beautiful Things

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“Like many thrilling things women do—fucking or hitchhiking, being demoniacally ambitious or telling an asshole to stick a chainsaw in his eye—society tells us that growing up leads to ruin. Yes, you get older, but you can also grow tougher, kinder, braver. You can claw out the life you wanted. But as you age, the world will tell you you’re less worthy, even if you know that’s a lie. If there’s one thing society won’t stand for, it’s for a woman to be content.”

—   Molly Crabapple, On Turning 30 (via omgskr)

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul attend DreamWorks Pictures Need For Speed screening after party at Jimmy At The James Hotel on March 11, 2014 in New York City

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“Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.”

—   Sylvia Boorstein (via psychhealth)

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“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

—   Albert Camus (via observando)

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“why do we get so awkward around expressing deep emotion. why are we embarrassed and resistant. what would happen if we softened into it, instead of criticized it. what would happen if we felt everything we felt, without an urge to suppress the emotions of ourselves or others. what if we believed in waves, instead of fear. what if we enjoyed being vulnerable. i think we would become a compassion that could change the world. what does it hurt to try. the next time you want to shrink, try love, to go loose, i will be trying too.”

—   nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.”

—   Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”

—   Miguel Ruiz (via quotes-shape-us)