Let me keep my mind on what matters…which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.– Mary Oliver (via ecstaticallyinspired)
“I once wanted to get out of Richmond, Virginia so badly that I tried to hop a train going 25mph, and ended up rolling into a marsh.”
Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.
Sit, be still, and listen, because you’re drunk and we’re at the edge of the roof.– Rumi, Zen Essentials (via nevver)
If we admitted how terrifying life is, would we need more drugs, or less?– Magnificent Ruin (via nevver)
No matter how many times I tell you this, you’re still thinking, thinking, judging, judging, coming to conclusions, trying to work out your life. You have to let go. Totally, absolutely, completely.– Robert Adams (via larmoyante)
I don’t see the allure in being a “tortured artist.” Life, as any moron knows, will torture us all real good from time to time, and there is no use, and no utility, in relishing the torture.– Rob Delaney