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11

Feb

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Hugh C. Cameron

14

Jan

What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call ‘here and now.’ You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep down you is the whole universe.

Billions of years ago you were a Big Bang. And now you’re a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don’t feel that we’re still the Big Bang. But you are. It depends on how you define yourself. You’re not something that is a result of the Big Bang, on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the Big Bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.
 Alan Watts (via robotgod)

(Source: elfmachinez)

13

Jan

It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town… he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

10

Jan

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

31

Dec

The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading — that is a good life.
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

28

Dec

(Source: buddhaisy)

The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
(Charles Bukowski)

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beingblog:

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~Brene Brown

beingblog:

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~Brene Brown

23

Dec

…the everyday world might be — as to adolescents it certainly is — full of boredom and triviality, but the wider world of nature, art, and learning is full of inexhaustible interest. But it’s easy to lose sight of the latter, and let ourselves be trapped in the former. The technique, the trick for lifting oneself from the one world to the other, was simple enough: intense concentration followed by relaxation will lead to elation.

16

Dec

A loving person lives in a loving world.
A hostile person lives in a hostile world.
Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Ken Keyes, Handbook to Higher Consciousness (via cosmic-rebirth)

14

Dec

paperimages:

Andrew Wyeth, Charlie Ervine, 1937

paperimages:

Andrew Wyeth, Charlie Ervine, 1937

septagonstudios:

Victoria Dexter
Craving You

septagonstudios:

Victoria Dexter

Craving You

09

Dec

gusguisse2:

fishingboatproceeds:

to-witness-my-fitness:

sandandglass:

Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show. 

Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…

We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed. 

Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.

These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.

Amazing input